French Coast - Operation Chopper

Date commenced: 
Sunday, September 28, 1941

Location

Luc sur Mer
France
49° 19' 3.9576" N, 0° 21' 20.4516" W
Units: 

Sixty five commandos of 5 Troop No1 Commando took part in twin raids against the coast of Northern France, code named Operations Chopper and Deepcut.

One section led by Captain Tom Hemmimg landed at Luc sur Mer (Chopper) and suffered a number of casualties including two killed, Pte. Elwyn Edwards and LCpl Cyril Evans.  

The other section led by Lieut. Scaramanga  landed at St Vaast Bay (Deepcut) and ambushed a German cycle patrol.


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