The Lerwick had problems with lateral stability throughout its history and as it was severe it couldn't be flown "hands off".
At Oban No. 209 Squadron received the first Saro Lerwicks in December 1939.
The No. 240 Squadron received on Saro Lerwick but it was lost on February 20, 1940.
The No. 4 Operational Training Unit out of Invergordon had some Lerwicks.