Mosquito remarks bite for RAF
Of all that was said by RAF Chief of Air Staff Mike Wigston in his DSEI 2021 keynote speech, one disastrous and now-laughable prediction stands out.
‘This is a game-changing project, in every sense, and it is going really well. So much so, that I’m confident enough to announce that we will see the Mosquito demonstrator flying in UK airspace by the end of 2023, perhaps even for DSEI 23,’ he declared.
As we know, no such demonstration will take place after Project Mosquito was cancelled, nor was a physical demonstrator even built by the time the programme was axed in June 2022.
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