Came across this in Stuttivart's The Swordfish Story. Anyone else read of incidents involving landing at the wrong side's airfield? (In reference to Manston airfield, where many different airplanes made emergency landings, late in June 1944 I think. This is told by Tom Mogfield of No 819 Squadron) "In the small hours of the morning, two aircraft, both burning navigation lights, joined the circuit, and despite a lack of R/T contact, the control tower staff rather naively illuminated the duty runway. The unknown aircraft promptly landed, then... silence! For a long time nothing happened, so the crash-crew was alerted and despatched to ascertain the whereabouts of the new arrivals. After a search they found two brand new Me 109s of the very latest type and factory fresh, complete with the German pilots. Once over the shock, the duty corporal contacted the tower and the authorities swung into action, carting the pilots off to the guard room for interrogation and hauling the 109s away from the runway to a position near the tower. "Peace and quiet then prevailed, until, at first glimmer of dawn in the east, a Stringbag came trundling around the perimeter track, back from patrol, the weary crew looking forward to their bacon and eggs, the standard RAF breakfast after a night operation. As it approached the tower the Swordfish came to an abrupt stop. The pilot, well up on his aircraft recognition, had spotted the outline of the 109s. An earnest and rather heated discussion then took place between the by now thoroughly alarmed pilot and navigator. Both were convinced that they had mistaken the North Foreland for Cape Gris Nez and landed in occupied France. How else could you account for the Me 109s lying about? Even the TAG was by this time wide awake, sitting up and taking notice. At the very point of turning around and legging it back to the runway to attempt a take-off, the panic was allayed by the familiar sight of a Hillman utility truck arriving at the tower."