Victoria Air Maintenance is restoring one of the few surviving deHavilland Mosquitos, CF-HML.
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft that became famous during the Second World War. It was known affectionately as the "Mossie" to its crews and was also nicknamed "The Wooden Wonder".It saw service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and many other air forces in the European theatre, the Pacific theatre of Operations and the Mediterranean Theatre, as well as during the postwar period.
It was famously praised by Hermann Göring, whose remarks are usually translated as:
"In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again..."
– Hermann Göring, 1943.