When we got to Sandes a quick dash up some stairs me following the crowd hoping that the train I got on was the right one! It was an extremely modern streamlined Train with announcements in Norwegian and English, displays in carriage telling you the next stop, how high above sea level and other Information. There were seats with plug points for your computer, children's rooms and seats just like aircraft seats. The journey was approximately 300km and took three hours..... very scenic.
At Kritstiansand I was met by Brian Desmond the tour organizer, Brian is English married to a Norwegian girl whom he met while in the army and has been there since 1984. He is ex RA gunner who runs a small travel consultant business, he has had a special interest in the events of 1942/43 and has been a great help in finding out information that I had not seen before. He is involved with Ray Mears the survival expert at this moment making a film for BBC TV to be shown 21st September in three parts. Following the tale from start to finish. He offered me a place on the expedition he runs in winter, retracing the saboteurs trail. He also runs events from the ex Norwegian military training base called Evjemoen suitable for the adventure training of army personnel.