To the Editor:
What a great tribute to the Mosquito by the Southampton Community. It deserved all that praise.
Some comments … the wood was not Balsa and Birch. It was Balsa sandwiched between layers of Sitka Spruce which came from BC.
The prototype was to be made of metal but as there was a shortage of aluminum at the time Mr. de Havilland said he would make it out of wood as he had considerable experience in wood construction.
I did two tours of Combat Operations on Mosquitos in Night Intruder role and then also served as President and CEO of de Havilland Canada.
July 13, 2017