Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito in the UK

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document de Havilland Mosquitos preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

Data current to 16 March 2021.

de Havilland Mosquitos preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (Serial No. EO234), c/n 98001, prototype, de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney.

 (Sam Wise Photos)

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito prototype (Serial No. W4050), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney close to the location it was built.  First Mosquito built, it made its first flight on 25 Nov 1940.  It is painted as (Serial No. W4050) on the port side but has the test serial registration (Serial No. E-0234) on the starboard side.  This aircraft received the Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Enginers in 2017.

 (Nilfanion Photo)

 (Yorkshire Air Museum Photo)

de Havilland Mosquito NF.II (Serial No. HJ711), "Spirit of Val".  This aircraft is a composite airframe and was on display during restoration at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.  HJ711 has moved to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (LAHC), at East Kirby.  The aircraft's engines have been  brought to running order, with plans to bring the aircraft to ground-running status.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

de Havilland Mosquito FB.6 (Serial No. TA122), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney in 605 Squadron markings.  It is being rebuilt with wings from another Mosquito, its restoration is nearing completion.

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Martin Addison Photo)

de Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA634), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney in 571 Squadron markings.

  (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

de Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA639), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

de Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA118), fuselage, on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2017, on loan from the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

de Havilland Mosquito B.35 (Serial No. TJ138), in 98 Squadron markings, Milestones of Flight exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk. VI (Serial No. RL249), No. 23 Squadron, RAF, under construction in Ardmore, New Zealand and parts in the UK, for a UK-based charity, The People's Mosquito.

de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk. IV (Serial No. DZ542), under construction in New Zealand for the British Charity, the Mosquito Pathfinder Trust.