|Part of World War II|
|United Kingdom||Kingdom of Italy||Nazi Germany|
|Casualties and losses|
Description[edit | edit source]
Inserted by boat on Italy’s east coast between Ancona and Pescara, the troopers were to destroy railway bridges and disrupt rear areas. The raid was conducted by No. 3 Commando and 6 Demolition Corps under the command of Major Terence Otway. They were dropped as planned at Naine, a small village 10 miles north of the objectives. A fire fight broke out in the village due to the unexpected presence of the 153 grenadiers who were transferred from the Gustav line three days earlier. In order to replenish his supplies Major Ottoway retreated south to Malconi where he and his team were surrounded by the Wehrmacht and later surrendered.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Operation Saxifrage, run at the same time as Operation Candytuft
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