Operation Devon

Location

Termoli
Italy
42° 0' 0" N, 15° 0' 0" E
Date commenced: 
Sunday, October 3, 1943

Amongst the Allied forces taking part were No 3 Army Commando, 40RM Commando, and the Special Raiding Squadron (SAS). They captured Termoli, thus unhinging the German defensive position along the river Bifurno. The enemy counter-attacked violently. For a time confusion reigned and the situation was critical, but the great steadiness of the Commando troops under Lt Col. Durnford-Slater, saved the town.

An account of No 3 Cdo 6 troop action written by Jack Cox who served in 6 troop can be read HERE


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