No 3 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit notched up the distinction of operating the last Mosquitos on RAF charge. Once these aircraft were retired, they did much to preserve the type’s legacy
LAST RAF MOSQUITOS
Twelve Rolls-Royce Merlins fell silent at Exeter Airport on 9 May 1963, and closed nothing less than one of the most important chapters in RAF history. After a farewell flypast, the final de Havilland Mosquitos on active service charge were retired, severing a remaining direct link between the wartime air force and the post-war era.