THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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The "Lily" air strip in the sea off Lamlash, Scotland. The photograph was taken during tests with the "Lily" experimental air strip, invented by Mr R M Hamilton and consisting of hexagonal buoyancy drums hinged together to form a flexible landing surface for aircraft at sea. It is 520 ft long and 60 ft across.