Westland Lysander Mk.I in Finnish service
Immediately before the Soviet attack of the Winter War, Finland ordered Lyslanders from Britain.
In February 1940 Finland signed for 9 aircraft. These aircraft were repurposed from a cancelled Estonian order, and flown to Finland with temporary civil registrations in early March 1940. A further 8 ex-RAF aircraft were also sold. Some sources say some aircraft were either Mk.II or Mk.III's.
Some aircraft retained their RAF-style camouflage scheme, even while adopting the Barbarossa yellow theatre markings. The adoption of Finnish camouflage was hastened with repainting after the use of winter white-wash.