Thursday, February 23, 2017

Operation Claymore Phase one

Operation Claymore was the code name for a British Commando raid on the Lofoten Islands in Norway during the Second World War. The Lofoten Islands were an important center for the production of fish oil and glycerine, used in the German war industry.   The landings were carried out on 4 march 1941, by the No 3 & No 4 Commando Royal Engineers Section and 52 men from the Royal Norwegian Navy. Supported by the 6th Destroyer Flotilla and two troop transports of the Royal Navy. The original plan was to avoid contact with the German Forces and inflict maximum damage to the German-controlled industry.

Phase one is to destroy the relay station before the main body of troops arrive.

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