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Perhaps I may be permitted to clarify details of the role of the Westland Lysanders contained in your report on the picture presentation to the mayor published in your issue of November 21.

Although Lysanders saw active service in the Battle of France, in 1940, their attributes as short landing and take off aircraft (there being no helicopters in those days) were not fully realised until during the four years of German occupation of France. It was then, flying from Tangmere airfield, that these aircraft operated a regular service transporting British agents and French resistance fighters to and from isolated fields in northern France, until the successful Allied landings took place in Normandy in 1944.

Brian McLuskie

Worthing Mayors’ Association