25th September 1942: In its first publicly acknowledged operation the RAF demonstrate the precision bombing capabilities of the new Mosquito
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When the British learnt from the Norwegian Resistance that the Nazi appointed leader Quisling was holding a rally in Oslo it was decided to disrupt events with a low level raid. The new Mosquito aircraft was already demonstrating its capabilities as a low level precision bomber and was the obvious choice for the raid. It was to be the longest distance raid yet undertaken by the aircraft.
Squadron Leader George Parry1 of No.105 Squadron led the raid for the 1,100 mile round trip from RAF Leuchars in Scotland out across the North Sea:
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