Appendix D:

Notes for Pilots on Lysander and Hudson Pick-up Operations

by Wing Commander H. B. Verity, DSO, DFC1



By far the greatest amount of work you do to carry out a successful pick-up happens before you leave the ground. These notes will give you some idea of the drill I tried to adopt and may help you to form your own technique. Never get over-confident about your navigation of Lysander ops. Each operation should be prepared with as much care as your first, however experienced you may be.


2. Air Transport Form. Your ATF will give the exact pinpoint of your landing ground, worked out from signals from the field and marked on a map 1 in 80,000 or 1 in 50,000. Attached will be a P[hotographic] R[econnaissance] ...

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