Secret War in Portugal [1939-1945]
For SOE [British Special Operation Executive] 24 Land was the code name for Portugal

José Cabral, his role during Operation Longshanks

Here he is. José Cabral The Governor General of Mozambique [1926-1938] and India [1938-1945] who had a relevant role on behalf of the British during SOE Operation Longshanks in Marmagoa in 1943. ANglophile, decorated by HM the King, entitled to use the Sir. [source here]. Now the full story can be understood.