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January 1942

Special Forces Operations in January 1942

January 17th, 1942 – January 18th, 1942
Operation Curlew
V Corps School of Raiding
Operation Curlew. One hundred men from V Corps School of Raiding. Their mission is reconnaissance of beach defences in the Saint Laurent area in France.

Little is known about this recon. The recon party lands unopposed. The party attempts a reconnaissance of the beach defences of the target area, but this not successful. They retreat to the vessels of the Royal Navy to return home. There are no casualties.