I was attending a meeting at the Shuttleworth Collection recently and afterwards I was lucky enough to be in on a guided tour of the hangars by one of the resident pilots who had flown most of the exhibits. He was able to describe in frightening detail the many and varied demands of these aircraft particularly during the take off and landing phase. Given that the aircraft there span virtually the whole history of mans powered flight perhaps it is not surprising that they all require very different skills and some demand pilots with four arms too. Anyway, one of their prized aircraft is the Westland Lysander and this aircraft is dear to the hearts of any Tempsford afficionado (if that is the right word). If anybody is interested I can post my recollections of his talk on the "Lizzie", it is nothing you can't find out for yourself or read somewhere I suppose but to think what the pilots had to cope with during such a downright frightening mission really made me stop and think about the cost of the freedom we enjoy today.