I've been reading Ron Freethy's book 'Cumbria at War, 1939-1945', which mentions the Short factory at Whitecross Bay on Windermere. George Patterson, a 'very accomplished inventor' used part of the factory. He designed and built the Patterson glider, which apparently was used to deliver secret agents into Europe, especially Norway. There is a photo, which shows a small (one man?) glider. I have not been able to find out any more about the glider or its exploits. Can anyone supply more information?