Operation Ironclad

Location

Diago Suarez
Madagascar
12° 13' 33.3156" S, 49° 22' 46.9452" E
Date commenced: 
Tuesday, May 5, 1942
Units: 

Combined operation by Allied forces to invade Madagascar.  On 23 March '42, No 5 Commando set sail from Glasgow to participate in the Battle for Madagascar.

No 5 Commando landed near Diego Suarez  (also known as Antsiranana) on the 5th May 1942.  

The total campaign lasted 6 months but the bulk of the special work of Combined Operations and the Commandos was concentrated into a few days in early May 1942.

A full report of this operation can be found in London Gazettes [view....].


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