Operation Ironclad


Diago Suarez
12° 10' 20.028" S, 49° 22' 37.056" E
Date commenced: 
Tuesday, May 5, 1942

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 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

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