Mossie move

Pilot - - OLD TIMERS -

Vis­i­tors to the East Kirkby Air Show on 5 August were sur­prised to see Tony Agar’s Mos­quito NF11 HJ711 dis­man­tled in the Lincolnshi­re Avi­a­tion Cen­tre (LAHC) hangar fol­low­ing its road jour­ney from the York­shire Air Mu­seum (YAM) at Elv­ing­ton a few days be­fore. The rare night fighter had been care­fully dis­man­tled by mem­bers from the de Hav­il­land Air­craft Mu­seum, YAM and LAHC on 30-31 July for its first move in thirty years. Tony, who be­gan the re­build of HJ711 in 1971, hopes to com­plete the Mos­quito and run its Mer­lin 25 en­gines to en­able it to be tax­ied at fu­ture events, along­side the fa­mous res­i­dent Lan­caster NX611 Just Jane that is be­ing re­stored to fly.

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