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Wg Cdr Lewis 'Bob' Hodges

A disastrous night at RAF Tangmere, 75 years ago

Between 1942 and 1944 No 161 Special Duties Squadron flew clandestine pick-up operations from its forward base at RAF Tangmere. The squadron was equipped with Westland Lysander short take-off and landing aircraft modified to carry two and sometimes three secret agents or French resistance members into farm fields at night using only moonlight to assist the single pilot in navigating.

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