Considering how successful this operation was, it is almost unknown!
On the night of the 27th February 1942, 71 years ago tonight the Parachute Regiment earned their first Battle Honour with the Bruneval raid. A raiding party led by Major John Frost parachuted into the vicinity of the German radar station on the French coast, after a brief battle overcame the German guards, dismantled the secret radar apparatus and then successfully extricated themselves and the main parts of the Radar and returned to Britain by sea. They made it look easy. Valuable information was obtained about the capabilities of German radar, enabling counter measures to be developed for Bomber Command aircraft. - See more at: 27th February 1942: The Parachute Regiments first Battle Honour – the Bruneval Raid
Returning home after a very successful raid, what would you give to have lived their lives!
The Bruneval Raid. - YouTube