Lysander Replica for SOE Expo

The Lysander’s nose art.
The Lysander replica in the new display at Tangmere.

WEST SUSSEX-BASED Tangmere Military Aviation Museum has acquired a fullsize Westland Lysander III (SD) replica, and the aircraft, affectionally know as ‘Lizzy’, is now at the heart of Tangmere’s recently opened Special Operations Executive exhibition.

The impressive replica was constructed by Cornwall-based Gate Guards for the film Allied and was delivered to the museum in June. Future plans include changing the markings to represent the 161 Squadron RAF Lysander flown by Flt Lt Jim ‘Mac’ McCairns DFC* MM, complete with its ‘MA-E’ codes.