WONZ 210 – Alex Liggett – Mosquito HR339

Main Speaker: Alexander Liggett

Other Speaker: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 1st of September 2019

Released: 5th of December 2019

Duration: 38 minutes 3 seconds

In this talk given by Alex Liggett, President of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society, at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, we hear about the de Havilland Mosquito FB.VI HR339.

Alex gives an overview of the history of the aircraft in wartime and postwar service, it’s period languishing on a Canterbury farm and the project’s recovery and ongoing restoration to static condition.

Quick Links:

•  Ferrymead Aeronautical Society’s Website

•  Ferrymead Aeronautical Society of Facebook

•  Ferrymead News on the WONZ Forum

•  The Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Website

•  The Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Facebook Page

Above: Alex giving his presentation (Photo Phil Treweek)

Alex used a Powerpoint Presentation with his talk and he has kindly provided the slides for listeners to see here to help understand what he’s talking about.

NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud

2 comments to WONZ 210 – Alex Liggett – Mosquito HR339

  • Philip Briant

    We recovered the two Merlins in (pretty sure) 1979, I used the DYC Vinegar Rep’s HX Holden, borrowed a car transporter trailer from a Chch towing firm.
    I worked for DYC as Yeast Rep at the time.
    We had a somewhat eventful trip back.
    Talk to Dennis (Park Chairman) for the details of the crew.

  • I am a retired carpenter ,and not a rich one. But I am following this project with great interest ,many thanks .

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