|Special Forces Operations in July 1940|
|July 7th, 1940 – July 11th, 1940|
|Lieutenant Hubert Nicolle, an officer in the Hampshire Regiment who was originally from Guernsey conducts a reconnaissance operation for Operation Ambassador.|
Nicolle Lands on the island by the submarine H 43 and is recovered three days later He provides valuable information. It becomes clear that the Guernsey garrison comprises of 469 German soldiers, concentrated around Saint Peter Port. The machine gun posts along the coast, are sited in a manner that it would take at least twenty minutes between the raising of the alarm and the despatch of reinforcements.
|July 14th, 1940 – July 15th, 1940|
|Independent Companies, Commandos|
|One hundred and thirty-nine men of No. 11 Independent Company and H Troop of No. 3 Commando. Their mission is to destroy an airfield on the island of Guernsey, one of the British Channel Islands. |
Only forty men manage to land on Guernsey. Due to the heavy weather, they have to wade through the heavy surf. They encounter no Germans and inflict only minor damage to the installations they intend to destroy. Returning to the beach they discover that the weather had worsened, and their Motor Launches are forced to stay offshore. The raiding force swims for it and has to leave three men behind who were non-swimmers.