Operation Acid Drop

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Operation Acid Drop was a British Commando raid during the Second World War. This was the first commando raid carried out by No. 5 Commando and consisted of two simultaneous operations over the night of 30/31 August 1941. Each raid consisted of one officer and 14 men, their targets were the beaches at Hardelot and Merlimont in the Pas-de-Calais, France with the aim of carrying out reconnaissance and if possible, to capture a German soldier. It was a hit and run type raid with only 30 minutes ashore but in the event neither party encountered any Germans.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Naval codewords". Naval History. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "5 Commando". Combined Operations. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 

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