31 Mar 2014

Building the Mosquito with Glyn Powell

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:13 pm on 31 March 2014

In aviation circles Glyn Powell is known as the man who saved the Mosquito warbird from extinction. The World War Two fighter plane had a fearsome reputation but it soon disappeared from peacetime skies, and it was feared that the plane - that was made entirely of wood - would never be seen in the skies again. That is until Glyn Powell got it in his sights. Glyn built the warplane from scratch in his shed. It was a task that took him right across the world in search of drawings and parts, and after more than twenty years he finally got the plane airborne in 2013. Recently, the 80-year-old was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his efforts in preserving aeronautical heritage.