'Operation Crackers'

Date commenced: 
Monday, February 22, 1943
An intelligence gathering operation originally planned to include the destruction of observation posts in the Norwegian fjords, but due to bad weather the raiders took over an unmanned observation post for a week of intelligence gathering before making good their escape. 
 
No. 14 Commando War Diary entry  "3 March 1943, Sub.Lieut. J. Godwin [view] and a detachment of 4 other ranks of the commando attached to No 12 Commando returned from Operation Crackers which commenced on 22 Feb. Landings were made in canoes from an M.G.B.on the coast of Norway, in the area of Sogne Sjoen." [1]
 
Sources
[1] No 14 Cdo War Diary  Jan-May 1943. National Archives file ref WO 218/ 58.
 

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