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Hugh Verity flew covert cross-channel operations from a top secret RAF base on Britain’s south coast, often in a single-engine Westland Lysander and navigating by moonlight. These aircraft already had a robust undercarriage and short landing and take-off capability, and were specially adapted for rapid turn-around landings at night on rough fields in France. Hugh’s passengers could be Allied secret agents, French resisters or downed Allied airmen but, for security reasons, he rarely knew their identities.