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Obscolescent, outclassed, but rarely outflown by their opposition. Shuttleworth's Westland Lysander in clandestine night colours,when used from Tempsford, by SOE & others for agent & arms drops & collections in occupied Europe, & the trusty old Gloster Gladiator.© Huw Hopkins - Global Aviation Resource

Two Westland Lysanders at an air base in England. These aircraft were often used to drop under cover agents and arms in occupied Europe at n...

Westland Lysander - Able to fly low, and take off and land in smallish fields, it was a workhorse of support for Resistance fighters and British spies in occupied Europe during WWII

Foto: Westland Lysander, was designed as an Army co operation aircraft and entered service with 16 Squadron R A F in 1938. it proved under powered and was given other duties such as air sea rescue in the English Channel. The role the Lysander is universally famous for was its nocturnal role, it took on delivering agents and supplying the resistance in occupied Europe. The variant shown is a Mark 3 in the colours and codes of 309 (Poland) Squadron R A F. The tank down the centre line is a…

The Sergeant Clifford Stewart Westland Lysander IIIA Vintage Wings of Canada.Today, the Lysander is largely remembered for a dangerous clandestine role they filled. Using their superb short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities, unarmed Lysanders were operated in and out of unprepared fields, pastures, and forest clearings in the dark of night to pick-up secret agents and saboteurs from occupied-Europe.

Westland Lysander - Able to fly low, and take off and land in smallish fields, it was a workhorse of support for Resistance fighters and British spies in occupied Europe during WWII

michell169: “ Westland Lysander Used for night flights to Nazi-occupied Europe to aid Resistance and intelligence agents including OSS, MI-6 and SOE ”

Westland Lysander The Lysander was the first British airplane stationed in France during World War Two but was soon found to be vulnerable because of its relatively slow speed. Withdrawn from frontline service, this two-seat, high-winged monoplane would soon become famous for its nocturnal flights into occupied Europe, dropping supplies and agents behind enemy lines.

Westland Lysander, these aircraft were used to land SOE agents in German occupied territory in Europe during WWII to co-ordinate local resistance organisations. Photographed at the Flying Legends air display 2002, Imperial War Museum, RAF Duxford. Vintage, Veteran and Preserved Aircraft Scanned print. Photo ref; 2002/Flying Legends-Duxford/003