On 4th June 1940 Churchill authorised the formation of the ‘Commando’ force, the forerunner to the elite service that exists in the British Armed Services today.
Less than one month later the first raid into enemy territory by this new force was made in Guernsey.
The Channel Islands continued to be the proving ground on which the Commandos cut their teeth and learnt their trade during the occupation, often with surprising results. Their task was to fulfil
Churchill’s order to confuse the enemy and gather information. Over two nights we will explore the seven major raids (Ambassador, Dryad, Branford, Basalt, Huckaback, Hardtack 28 and Hardtack 7)
to discover the impact on World War Two and the importance they played in the Occupation of the Channel Islands
2 Tuesdays at Les Cotils, 26 April and 3 May, 7:30 to 9:30pm
BAILIWICK COMMANDO RAIDS OF WW2
Dates: 26 April & 3 May
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Les Cotils
Duration: 2 sessions
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