Roving searchlights splashed the Undersecretary with brilliant white light.
The searchlights fastened on the vessels.
Two more helicopters landed at different helipads while the searchlights continued to rove the compound.
The enemy's light guns, aided by effective searchlights, were offering a strenuous opposition to the small craft engaged on the all-important duty of clearing the channel of submerged defences.
For the protection of the base, a monitor was stationed in Pegwell Bay, and searchlights and heavy and anti-aircraft guns were mounted at many points.