Operation Ferdy

Location

Vibo Valentia
Italy
38° 40' 32.7972" N, 16° 5' 54.0564" E
Date commenced: 
Wednesday, September 8, 1943

40RM Commando and two troops of 3 Commando were engaged on this amphibious dawn landing at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere, on the southern tip of Italy.  The following day 'X' troop of 40RM Commando entered the neighbouring town of Pizzo (The Green Beret by Hilary St George Saunders).
 

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