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Fleet Air Arm Avengers from carriers HMS Indefatigable and Victorious attacking oil refineries  at Pangkalang Brandan, Sumatra, January 1944  in Operation LENTIL (Maurice Whiteing) return to Lt-Cdr Mason's researches
or World War 2, 1939-1945
 
by Geoffrey B Mason, Lieutenant Commander, RN (Rtd) (c) 2006

 

ARRANGED BY DATE

 

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September 1939-March 1940 - Battle of Atlantic starts, 'Phoney War' on land, Battle of River Plate

   

September

 

BRM

East Coast Barrier, Bass Rock minelay 9/39

DM

Dover Barrage minelay 9/39

GR

Dover Barrage minelay 9/39

AA

Heligoland minelay 9/39

CQ

Heligoland Bight 9/39

 

 

October

 

AD

East Coast Barrier 10/39

DM

Dover Barrage minelay continued 10/39

 

 

November

 

FE

Dover Barrage, Deep Field minelay 11/39

HW

Dover Barrage minelay 11/39

RG

Thames Approaches minelay 11/39

 

 

December

 

CP

East Coast Barrier minelay 12/39

GF

Galloper minelay 12/39

IB

Heligoland minelay 12/39

LA

East Coast Barrier, Farne Islands minlay 12/39

RG

East coast Barrier 12/39

SC

Dover Barrage 12/39

 

 

 

 

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January

 

EW

Heligoland Bight minelay 1/40

ID

Heligoland Bight minelay 1/40

IE

Heligoland Bight minelay 1/40

LB

East Coast Barrier minelay 1/40

PA1

East Coast Barrier, Moray Firth minelay 1/40

ST

Intercept Coastal Shipping 1/40

STRATFORD

Planned British landings in south Norway 2/40

VO

Anglo-French operation to intercept German mercantiles sailing from Vigo 2/40

 

 

February

 

LB

East Coast Barrier minelay continued 2/40

LD Series

East Coast Barrier Dummy Minefield

PA1

East Coast Barrier, Moray Firth minelay continued 2/40

WG

Interception of 10 blockade runners in Atlantic 2/40

WR

Interception of Atlantic Blockade Runners 2/40

 

 

March

 

AVONMOUTH

Planned allied landings in Norway in event of invasion 3/40

UTOPIA

Plan for Andalsnes landings (Later MAURICE) 3/40

LB

East Coast Barrier minelay continued 3/40

PA1

East Coast Barrier, Moray Firth minelay continued 3/40

 

 

April to May 1940 - Invasion of Norway, Battles of Narvik, Blitzkrieg on Western Europe, Dunkirk evacuation starts
   

April

 

CAESAR

Original name for execution of anti-invasion plan 4/40

DUCK

Home Fleet bombardment of Stavangar Airfield 4/40

DW

Home Fleet bombardment of Narvik 4/40

DX

Home Fleet air cover off North Norway 4/40

HAMMER

Planned landings at Trondheim 4/40

HENRY

Namsos Landings Plan 4/40

MAURICE

Namsos Assault 4/40

LB

East Coast Barrier minelay continued 4/40

PA1

East Coast Barrier, Moray Firth minelay continued 440

PRIMROSE

Andalsnes Landings Plan 4/40

RUPERT

Norwegian waters minelay and landings Plan 4/40

SICKLE

Andalsnes/Molde Landings 4/40

WILFRED

Minelay off North Norway 4/40

ZMA

Minelay off Trondheim 4/40

 

 

May

 

ALABASTER

Iceland Main Occupation 5/40

ALPHABET

Norway Evacuation 5/40

CBX1 to 3

Heligoland Bight minelay 5/40

CBX5

Heligoland Bight minelay 5/40

CROMWELL

Replaced CAESAR as executive for anti-invasion plans 5/40

DYNAMO

Dunkirk Evacuation 5/40

DF

Blocking Port at Ostend 5/40

EF

Blocking Port at Zeebrugge 5/40

FA

AA Cover of Channel Evacuation. 5/40

FORK

RM Initial Landings in Iceland 5/40

J

Evacuation of Dutch Royal Family 5/40

LB

East Coast Barrier minelay continued 5/40

LYSTER

Blocking of Zeebrugge and Ostend 5/40

ORDNANCE

Evacuation at Hook of Holland 5/40

PA1

East Coast Barrier, Moray Firth minelay continued 5/40

QUENTIN

Cutting UK-Holland Telephone cables 5/40

QUIDNUNC

Cutting UK-Norway Telephone cables 5/40

QUIXOTE

Cutting UK Norway Telephone Cables. 5/40

SCIPIO

Conceptual plan for Dakar attack (Later MENACE) 5/40

VALENTINE

Occupation of Faeroes. 5/40

XD

Demolitions in Holland and Belgium 5/40

ZMC

Heligoland Bight minelay continued. 5/40

 

 

June 1940 - Evacuation of Dunkirk ends, Italy at war, Action at sea in the Mediterranean, France falls
   

June

 

AERIAL

Evacuation from Bay of Biscay Ports 6/40

ALUITE

SBS Survey of Syrian coast 6/40

AMBASSADOR

Commando raid - Channel Islands 6/40

CELLAR

Commando Raid near Boulogne 6/40

CYCLE

Evacuation at Le Havre 6/40

FISH

Transfer of Bullion to Canada in REVENGE 6/40

MF 1/MS1

Escort of personnel ships from Malta to Egypt 6/40

MI

Dover Barrage, Belgian and Dutch coasts 6/40

 

 

July-August 1940 - Fall of France, Battle of Britain, War in Mediterranean
   

July

 

AW

East Coast Barrier 7/40

BLACK

Initial plan for attack on Dakar (Later MENACE) 7/40

CATAPULT

Attack on French Fleet at Oran 7/40

GRASP

Take over of French Warships in UK 7/40

HURRY

Malta Aircraft Delivery 7/40

LEVER

Further attack on French Fleet at Oran 7/40

MA5

Planned air attack on Cagliari 7/40

ME1

Repeat of MF 1/MS1 7/40

MN

Anti-invasion minefield off European coast 7/40

PURGE

Anti-invasion defence of East coast UK 7/40

SN 1

Northern Barrage 7/40

SN31

SW Approaches minelay, St Georges Channel

SUSAN

Plan to set up Base at Casablanca 7/40

 

 

August

 

CBX 5

Heligoland Bight continued 8/40

CBX4

Heligoland Bight continued 8/40

CRUSH

FAA attack on Cagliari 8/40

HATS/MB

Reinforcement of Fleet at Alexandria 8/40

LUCIFER

Original identity for LUCID 8/40

MP

Back-up of MN Field. 8/40

RIVAL

Anti-Invasion Patrols off UK 8/40

SN 2

Northern Barrage, Faeroes-Iceland South minelay

SN 12 to 14

East Coast Barrier, South 8/40

SN32

SW Approaches/St Georges Channel minelay

STAB

Diversionary operation in Indian Ocean 8/42

 

 

September - December 1940 - U-boat packs in Atlantic, Blitz on Britain, Attack on Taranto, German raiders at sea
   

September

 

CAUSEWAY

Interception of Vichy French convoy in Indian Ocean 9/40

GRAB/SMASH

FAA attack on Cagliari 9/40

LUCID

Fire ship entry in Channel Ports 9/40

MENACE /BARRISTER

Landings at Dakar 9/40

MU

Dover Barrage reinforcement minelay for MS

PR

Minelaying operation off Dutch coast 9/40

SN 3

Northern Barrage, Faeroes-Iceland South minelay

SN41 Series

NW Approaches, North Channel minelay, 9/40

SQUAWK

Radio signal deception during HATS 9/40

ZMD (A) and (B)

Northern Barrage, Faeroe Islands

 

 

October

 

MEDIUM

Bombardment of Cherbourg 10/40

MF 3/MF 4/MB6

Malta convoys to and from Alexandria. 10/40

SN 5A

Northern Barrage, Faeroes-Iceland South minelay

SN41 Series

NW Approaches, North Channel minelay continued, 10/40

SN100

Lay of Dummy Minefield 10/40

 

 

November

 

COAT

Reinforcement of Fleet at Alexandria 11/40

CRACK

FAA attack on Elmas 11/40

JH

Bay of Biscay minelay 11/40

JUDGEMENT

FAA attack on Italian Fleet at Taranto 11/40

MP

Minelay to back-up of Anti-invasion Field MN

MW 3/ME 3//MB8

Mediterranean Operation COAT convoy passage 11/40

MW4.ME 4/MB 9/

Operation COLLAR and passage of Malta/Alexandria convoys 11/40

SN10A

Northern Barrage, Faeroes-Iceland South minelay 11/40

SN41 Series

NW Approaches, North Channel minelay continued, 11/40

WHITE

Malta aircraft delivery 11/40

ZME Series

SW Approaches minelay to reinforce St Georges Channel lay SN31 and SN 32.

 

 

December

 

BRISK

Plan to occupy Azores if Spain entered war 12/40

CATOR

Commando raid on pipeline to support Army advance 12/40

CHALLENGE

Plan to occupy Atlantic islands 12/40

GR

Cancelled Bay of Biscay minelay 12/40

HIDE

Passage of HMS MALAYA and Convoy MG1 12/40

JH

Bay of Biscay minelay 12/40

MANACLE

Commando reconnaissance in Channel. 12/40

MANDIBLES

Planned British occupation of Dodecanese 12/40

MW 5/ME 5/MC2

Operation HIDE and Malta convoys to and from. Alexandria 12/40

PEARL

Identity used for Low Grade ULTRA information. 1941

SN 11

Northern Barrage, Faeroes-Iceland South minelay

SPECIMEN

Use of HMS PEGASUS Atlantic convoy defence 12/40

ULTRA

Prefix for signals based on ENIGMA decrypts 1941

 

 

 

 

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January - May 1941 - Battle of Cape Matapan, Battles for Greece & Crete, Capture of U.110, Enigma codes, Loss of 'Hood', sinking of 'Bismarck'
   

AJAX

Cancelled plan for landings in Norway

HARDBOILED

Norway landings Deception Plan.

 

 

January

 

BS48 to 67

East Coast Barrier reinforcement and adjustments minelay 1/41

DZ

Norwegian coast minelay off Egersund 1/41

EXCESS

Passage of convoy to Malta and Piraeus 1/41

MW 6/MC9

Operation EXCESS and passage of Malta/Alexandria convoys 1/41

PICKET

FAA attack on Tirso Darn, Sardinia 1/41

RESIDENCY

Air attacks on Genoa and La Spezia (Later GROG) 1/41

RUBBLE

Cover for passage of mercantiles from Sweden to UK 1/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay, Faeroes-Iceland 1/41

SN4

Northern Barrage minelay, Faeros- North Sea 1/41

ZME 10 to 15

Western Approaches minelay 1/41

ZME16 to 31

Western Approaches minelay continued 2/41

 

 

February

 

ABSTENTION

Attack on Castelorizo 2/41

BREACH

Attack on Mogadicio, Somaliland. 2/41

BS48 to 67

East Coast Barrier continued reinforcement and adjustments minelay 2/41

COMPOSITION

FAA attack on Massawa, Red Sea. 2/41

GROG

Genoa Bombardment, Leghorn air and Spezia mining 2/41

GS, JK, GT, JL

French Channel coast minelays 2/41

MC8

Transfer of troops to Malta from Alexandria 2/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 2/41

SN61

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Faeros-North Sea 1/41

WORKSHOP

Plan to occupy Pantellaria 2/41

ZME16 to 31

Western Approaches minelay continued 2/41

 

 

March

 

APPEARANCE

Landings in Somaliland 3/41

BS48 to 67

East Coast Barrier continued reinforcement and adjustments minelay 3/41

CLAYMORE

Commando raid on Lofotens 3/41

CORDITE

SBS reconnaissance at Rhodes 3/41

GU, ,JN, GV, GHX

French Channel coast minelays 3/41

IRON RING

British submarine blockade of Brest 3/41

JOURNALIST

Commando training for PILGRIM 3/41

LUSTRE

Military convoys to reinforce defence of Greece 3/41

MW7

Malta convoy from Alexandria 3//41

RATION

Interception of Vichy French convoy in Mediterranean 3/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Faeroes-Iceland 3/41

ZME16 to 31

Western Approaches minelay continued 3/41

 

 

April

 

BOTTLE

Clandestine minelaying by fishing vessels 4/41

BS48 to 67

East Coast Barrier continued reinforcement and adjustments minelay 4/41

DUNLOP

Malta aircraft delivery 4/41

GY, GZ, JO, HB

French Channel coast minelays 4/41

MD2

Mediterranean Fleet Tripoli bombardment 4/41

ME7

Passage of convoy from Malta. 4/41

PRINCIPAL

Submarine patrol off Oran to interception Vichy French warships leaving port.

SALIENT

Reinforcement of Fleet at Alexandria 4/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay, continued, Faeroes-Iceland 4/41

SN71

Northern Barrage, Denmark Strait minelay 4/41

WINCH

Malta Aircraft delivery 4/41

ZME16 to 31

Western Approaches minelay continued 4/41

 

 

May

 

BS48 to 67

East Coast Barrier continued reinforcement and adjustments minelay 5/41

MAT ONE

Minelay in Aegean 5/41

MW8.MF2

Passage of convoy from Alexandria 5/41

PRIMROSE

Recovery of ENIGMA machine from U110. 5/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 5/41

SPLICE

Malta aircraft delivery 5/41

TIGER

Passage of military convoy Gibraltar to Alexandria. 5/41

 

 

June - November 1941 - Invasion of Russia, Malta Convoys, Japan prepares for war
   

June

 

ACQUISITION

Occupation of Abadan oil installations 6/41

CHESS

Commando raid at Boulogne 6/41

CHRONOMETER

Landings at Assab, Eritrea 6/41

EXPORTER

Operations in Syria against Vichy French 6/41

FLUX

Plan to invade Sicily 6/41

GM1

Passage of convoy from Malta to Gibraltar 6/41

ME5

Mediterranean Fleet SUBSTANCE diversion 6/41

MG1

Passage of convoy from Malta to Gibraltar 6/41

OMNIBUS

Cover Plan for allied landings in Norway 6/41

PILGRIM

Plan for occupation of Spanish Canary islands, including Las Palmas. 6/41

PUMA

Canaries & Cape Verde element of PILGRIM 6/41

RAILWAY

Malta aircraft delivery 6/41

ROCKET

Malta aircraft delivery 6/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Faeroes-Iceland 6/41

SN64

Northern Barrage minelay, Faeros-North Sea 6/41

SPRINGBOARD

Madeira clement of PILGRIM 6/41

SUBSTANCE

Malta relief convoy 6/41

THRUSTER

Azores clement of PILGRIM 6/41

TONIC

Original identity for Azores landings Plan 6/41

TRACER

Malta aircraft delivery 6/41

 

 

July

 

EARTHWORM

Identity of Combined Operations Canoe Base in Egypt 7/41

GUILLOTINE

Transfer of RAF personnel and stores to Cyprus 7/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 7/41

SN21

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 7/41

 

 

August

 

ACID DROP

Commando raids Hardelot and Merlimont 8/41

BENEDICT

Convoy taking aircraft to North Russia 8/41

COUNTENANCE

British and Indian landings in Iraq

DERVISH

Passage of first convoy to North Russia 8/41

GAUNTLET

Allied landings and evacuation at Spitsbergen 8/41

GRAY

Plan to occupy Azores and Canaries 8/41

MINCEMEAT

FAA attack on Tempio, demonstration off Valencia and minelay off Leghorn 8/41

TREACLE

Relief of ANZAC troops at Tobruk by Poles 8/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 8/41

SN22

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 8/41

 

 

September

 

BELLRINGER

Interception of Atlantic Vichy French convoy 9/41

CHOPPER

Commando raid at St Aubin, France 9/41

DEEP CUT

Commando raid east of Cherbourg 9/41

DRYAD

Commando raid on Casquettes Light. 9/41

EH

Norwegian coast minelay off Stadtlandet 9/41

GAUNTLET

Commando raid on Spitsbergen 9/41

HALBERD/GM2

Malta relief convoy from Gibraltar 9/41

HF, JT

Bay of Biscay minelay 9/41

MD6

Mediterranean Fleet HALBERD diversion 9/41

MG2

Convoy from Malta with HALBERD 9/41

PIPELINE

Commando raid in Seine estuary 9/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 9/41

SN16

East Coast Barrier minelay, reinforcement off Aberdeen

SN23

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 9/41

SN65

Northern Barrage minelay, Faeros-North Sea 1/41

STATUS

Malta aircraft delivery 9/41

STRENGTH

Convoy taking aircraft to North Russia 9/41

 

 

October

 

CALLBOY

Malta aircraft delivery 10/41

JU

Bay of Biscay minelay 10/41

MG3

Convoy from Malta with CALLBOY 10/41

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 10/41

SN24

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 10/41

 

 

November

 

ASTRAKAN

Commando raid at Houlgate, France 11/41

CHIEFTAIN (GM3)

Diversionary convoy in western Mediterranean. 11/41

FLIPPER

Commando raid on Rommel's HQ in Africa 11/41

HG, JX

Bay of Biscay minelay 11/41

LANDMARK

Diversionary convoy from Malta 11/41

PERPETUAL

Malta aircraft delivery 11/411

SN Series

Northern Barrage minelay continued. Faeroes-Iceland 11/41

SN25

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 11/41

SUNSTAR

Commando raid at Houlgate, France 11/41

 

 

December 1941 - February 1942 - Pearl Harbor attacked, Loss of 'Repulse' & 'Prince of Wales', Singapore falls, 'Channel Dash' by German big ships, to February 1942
   

December

 

ANKLET

British landing on Lofoten Islands 12/41

ARCHERY

Commando raid on Lofotens 12/41

HJ

Bay of Biscay minelay 12/41

ME8

Empty ship convoy from Malta to Egypt 12/41

MF1

Malta Fuel supply from Alexandria. 12/41

SN26

Northern Barrage minelay continued, Butt of Lewis, Deep Field 12/41

 

 


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ARABIAN

Cancelled plans for landings in Brittany later LETHAL

FESTIVAL

Plan for US landings in West Africa

FORETOP

Plan for raid on U-Boat bases in France

GABRIEL

Planned raid on Cotentin.

LETHAL

See ARABIAN

MOHICAN

Original name for TORCH

 

 

January

 

BETTY

Landing of SOE sabotage party at Tongah  1/42

BIJOU

Deception Plan for passage of INDOMITABLE to Middle East

ME 9/MF4

Exchange of convoys to Malta from Egypt 1/42

MW 9/ME 10/MF5

Exchange of convoys to Malta from Egypt 1/42

POSTMASTER

SOE operation at Fernando Po to capture ships 1/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay, Northern Section 1/42

SN26 A, B& C

Northern Barrage lay, Deep Field Butt of Lewis 1/42

NQ

English Channel, Outer Ruytingen Channel 1/42

 

 

February

Note : * = Against passage of SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU

COASTGUARD

Diversionary operation during Tobruk Raid 9/42

FULLER

Attack on German warships in Channel 2/42

FX

Passage of JW57

GYMNAST

Planned landings in North Africa 2/42

PIKE

Support convoys between Tobruk and Benghazi

SESAME

Study for Cross-Channel invasion 2/42

SPOTTER

Malta aircraft delivery 2/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 2/42

SN27C

Northern Barrage lay, Deep Field Butt of Lewis 1/42

SN85& 84

Northern Barrage minelay, Faeroes-Iceland 2/42

SN5B

Northern Barrage Faeroes Fjords 2/42

HJ4

Minelay, off Lorient *

NSA

Minelay off Cap d’Antifer 2/42 *

HL1

Minelay, off Ile Vierge 2/43 *

HL2

Minelay, off Ile de Bas 2/42 *

NS B & C

Minelay, Off Dieppe and Etaples 2/42 *

HJ 5 to 9

Bay of Biscay minelay, off Lorient and Brest 2/42

NSE

Minelay, off Pointe de Barfleur 2/42 *

 

 

March - May 1942 - Russian convoys, Raid on St Nazaire, Battle of Sirte Gulf, SE Asia & SW Pacific occupied, British landings on Madagascar
   

March

 

CHARIOT

St Nazaire Raid 3/42

CUT

Release of mercantile at Mayotte Island, off Mozambique 7/42

MW10.MG1

Exchange of convoys to Malta and Egypt 3/42

OVERTHROW

Deception Plan for Cross Channel invasion 3/42

PICKET

Malta aircraft delivery 3/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 3/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section 1/42

SN81

Northern Barrage minelay Faeroes-Iceland 2/42

SN67

Northern Barrage minelay Faeroes-Iceland 2/42

 

 

April

 

ABERCROMBIE

Reconnaissance raid on Hardelot, France 4/42

CALENDAR

Malta aircraft delivery 4./42

JV

Commando attack on Tanker at Boulogne 4/42

MYRMIDON

Aborted attack on Bayonne 4/42

OUDENARD

Proposed name for RUBBLE II 4/42

PERFORMANCE

Home Fleet cover for mercantiles from Sweden 4/42

RUTTER

Initial version of Dieppe raid. Later JUBILEE 4/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 4/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays continued, Southern Section 4/42

SN87

Northern Barrage minelay Faeroes-Iceland 4/42

HM

English Channel minelay, WSW St Nazaire 4/42

HU1

English Channel minelay, off Ile de Vierge

 

 

May

 

BOWERY

Malta aircraft delivery 5/42

HEADSTRONG

SOE landing in Crete 5/42

IMPERATOR

Plan for British attack on Boulogne 5/42

IRONCLAD

Landings at Diego Suarez, Madagascar 5/42

LB

Malta aircraft deli very 5/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 5/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays continued, Southern Section 5/42

SN3A

Northern Barrage minelay, Deep Field Faeroes 5/42

 

 

June - October 1942 - Malta, Atlantic & Russian convoy battles, Raid on Dieppe, Battles of Midway, Alamein, and for Guadalcanal
   

June

 

BERSERK

Exercise in Atlantic for aircraft carriers in PEDESTAL 6/42

ES

Diversionary convoy to cover PQ17 passage 6/42

FOXROCK

Commando raid at St Valerie en Caux, France 6/42

GEARBOX

Relief supplies to Spitsbergen 6/42

GM4

As HARPOON 6/42

HARPOON

Malta Relief convoy from Gibraltar 6/42

JULIUS

Joint Malta Relief operations from UK and Egypt 6/42

ROBERTSBRIDGE

Move of RN services from Alexandria to Haifa after threat of German advance into Egypt 6/42

SALIENT

Malta aircraft delivery 6/42

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Identity for Motor Submersible Canoe 6/42

STYLE

Malta aircraft delivery 6/42

TRAIN

Malta aircraft delivery 10/42

VIGOROUS/ JULIUS

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 6/42

YUKON

Preliminary exercise for Dieppe landings 6/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 6/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section continued 6/42

SN27b

Northern Barrage lay, Deep Field Butt of Lewis 6/42

SN3A

Northern Barrage minelay, Deep Field Faeroes 5/42

SN3B

Northern Barrage minelay continued Deep Field Faeroes 5/42

SN72

Northern Barrage minelay, Denmark Straits 6/42

 

 

July

 

INSECT

Malta aircraft delivery 7/42

PINPOINT

Malta aircraft delivery 7/42

WATCHTOWER

Offensive operations in SW Pacific 7/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 7/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section continued 7/42

SN3C

Northern Barrage minelay continued Deep Field Faeroes 7/42

SN82

Northern Barrage minelay Faeroes-Iceland 7/42

 

 

August

 

ASCENDANT

Return convoy from Malta to Gibraltar 8/42

BARITOME

Malta aircraft delivery 8/42

BARRICADE

Commando raid south of Barfleur, France 8/42

BELLOWS

Malta aircraft delivery 8/42

BERSERK

Multi-carrier Exercise in preparation for PEDESTAL

EU

Return convoy from Kola Inlet with PQ17 survivors 8/42

GRANDIOSE

Visit by Prime Minister to Middle East 8/42

JUBILEE

Dieppe Landings 8/42

MW12

Diversionary convoy in eastern Mediterranean 8/42

PEDESTAL

Malta Relief convoy 8/42

SOLO

Deception Plan for TORCH. Norway attack 8/42

WHYNOT

SBS attack on Sicily airfield during PEDESTAL 8/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 8/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section continued 8/42

SN73

Northern Barrage minelay, Denmark Straits 8/42

 

 

September

 

AGREEMENT

Tobruk Raid 9/42

ANGLO

SBS raid on Rhodes from Greek submarine 9/42

AQUATINT

Commando raid at Si Heroine 9/42

BIGAMY

Planned attack on Benghazi 9/42

BLUEBOTTLE

Rescue of escaped PoW from Perpignan 9/42

DAFFODIL

Assault Phase of AGREEMENT 9/42

EM

Passage of PQ18

ESME

Capture of Noise Be, NW Madagascar 9/42

JANE

Capture of Tamatave, Madagascar 9/42

LINE

Capture of Antananarivo., Madagascar 9/42

NATION

Support for ships returning from failed AGREEMENT 9/42

ROSE

Capture of Tulear, Madagascar 9/42

SNOWDROP

Original identity for BIGAMY Benghazi Assault 9/42

STREAM

Capture of Majunga, Madagascar 9/42

TAMPER

Capture of Morondava, Madagascar 9/42

WAYLAY

Initial identity of AGREEMENT 9/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 9/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section continued 9/42

SN65A

Northern Barrage minelay continued Deep Field Faeroes 9/42

SN89

Northern Barrage minelay Faeroes-Iceland 9/42

 

 

October

 

BASALT

Commando raid on Sark 10/42

CANTER

Planned raid on French coast (Cancelled) 10/42

CAVENDISH

Planned Combined Operations exercise (Cancelled) 10/42

DEMCAT

Search for Blockade runner in Indian Ocean 10/42

FB

Independent passages to Murmansk 10//42

FLAGPOLE

SBS landing in Algeria 10/42

INHUMAN

COPP and SBS training for TORCH 10//42

JUPITER

Planned British landing in Norway 10/42

KENNECOTT

Diversion in Mediterranean during TORCH 10/42

TABARIN

Antarctic monitoring Base 10/42

TOWNSMAN

Deception plan at Gibraltar for TORCH 10/42

WETPOT

Cancelled planned landings in Cotentin. 9/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 10/42

BS68 to 86

East Coast Barrier minelays, Southern Section continued 10/42

SN65A,3E & 3FF

Northern Barrage minelay continued Deep Field Faeroes 5/42

 

 

November 1942 - January 1943 - Landings in French North Africa ('Torch'), Final battles for Guadalcanal & Stalingrad, 'Cockleshell heroes', Battle of Barents Sea, to January 1943
   

November

 

BLANKET

Exercise in preparation for FRANKTON 11/42

CARHAMPTON

Plan to Capture shipping off Norway (Cancelled) 11/42

GOLDEN

Passage of JW61A

GUNNER

Planned landing in western Brittany 11/42

PERPETUAL

Eastern Task Force landings at Bougie 11/42

PORTCULLIS/MW1 4/MH1

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 11/42

PROVIDENCE

Recapture of Buna and Gona, New Guinea 11/42

STONEAGE/MW13

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 11/42

TERMINAL

Attacks on Vichy French warships in TORCH 11/42

TORCH

Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria 11/42

WAREHOUSE

Deception Plan for threat of landings in Crete 11/42

SN15 to 18

East Coast Barrier minelay continued, Northern Section 11/42

 

 

December

 

FRANKTON

Commando attack on ships at Gironde 12/42

MAF 1

Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb, Deep A/S Field

ME14

Return convoy from Malta to Egypt 12/42

QUADRANGLE C MW17

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 12/42

QUADRANGLE A MW15

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 12/42

QUADRANGLE B MW16

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 12/42

PRINCIPLE

Chariot attacks on Italian warships in Sardinian ports 12/42

SENTIMENT

Cancelled Commando assault in North Africa 42

 

 


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GREENBACK

Plan for operations in Europe in event of Russian collapse

HADRIAN

Planned operations on Cotentin Peninsular

JENTZEN

Exercise for assembly if troops for landings in France.

REFLEXION

Landing of Agents in France

SCARF

Collection and landing of agents in France.

 

 

January

 

BOLERO

Build-up of US troops in Europe 1/43

CARTOON

Commando raid near Lillebo, Norway 1/43

CURLEW

Raid on French coast near St Laurent 1/43 (Editors note: or possibly 1942)

MAF1

Mediterranean, Straits of Bab-el Mandeb minelay completion

ME15

Return convoy from Malta to Egypt 1/43

ME16

Return convoy from Malta to Egypt 1/43

MW19

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 1/43

QV Series

East Coast Barrier minelay.

PINEAPPLE

Anti-submarine tactical measure using illuminants 1/43

PLASTER

Anti-submarine saturation depth charge attack 1/43

QUADRANGLED MW18

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 1/43

RASPBERRY

Anti-submarine deployment for escorts after attack 1/43

SYMBOL

Casablanca Summit Conference 1/43

 

 

February - May 1943 - Battles for Tunis & North Africa, Battle of Atlantic peaks, U-boats withdraw, 'Dambusters' raid'
   

February

 

BS 87

Off Humber Estuary

BETA SEARCH

Anti-submarine tactical measure after sighting 2/43

CABARET

Passage of supplies from Sweden 2/43

CRACKERS

Commando raid at Tungodden, Norway 2/43

HUCKABACK

Reconnaissance at Herm, Channel Is. 2/43

MADONNA

Commando investigations in Dutch East Indies 2/43

ME17

Malta relief convoy from Egypt 2/43

ME20

Return convoy from Malta to Egypt 2/43

PAMPHLET

ANZAC troop convoy from Egypt to Australian 2/43

PREMIUM

Commando landing in Dutch East Indies 2/43

STRATUM

Identity of radio traffic during CABARET 2/43

 

 

March

 

BUTTERCUP

Anti-submarine tactical procedure 3/43

CHECKMATE

Commando attack at Hagesund, Norway 3/43

COCKADE

Planned allied attack on France 3/43

ENCLOSE I & II

Anti-submarine operations in Bay of Biscay 3/43

ETNA

Landing of Agent in Corsica 4/43

SN 90A

Northern Barrage, Deep Field off Iceland

WADHAM

Landing element of COCKADE 3/43

 

 

April

 

MAY

Landing of SIS party in Malaya 4/43

PUSSYFOOT

Commando attack in Channel Islands 4/43

 

 

May

 

ACCOLADE

Planned allied occupation of Dodecanese Islands 5/43

ANIMALS

Planned diversion to suggest landings in Greece 5/43

HANDCUFF

Planned seizure of Rhodes and Scarpanto 5/43

HIGHBALL

Anti-shipping version of Bouncing Bomb used by RAF 5/43

MINCEMEAT

Deception Plan for HUSKY. Body landed in Portugal 5/43

RETALIATE

Interception of evacuation of troops from Africa 5/43

SAFARI

Concept of planned British landing in Denmark 5/43

SN111A

Northern Barrage, East of Iceland (Extreme weather)

SN123A to C

Experimental Field off Lewis Modified M MK1 Mine

SN111B

Northern Barrage, East of Iceland

TRIDENT

2nd Summit Conference in Washington, DC 5/43

 

 

June - September 1943 - Invasion of Sicily ('Husky'), Battle of Kursk, Italy surrenders, Salerno landings ('Avalanche'), U-boat packs return to Atlantic, X-craft attack 'Tirpitz'
   

June

 

ALBUMEN

SBS raid on Crete 6/43

ANAKIM

Planned invasion of Lower Burma 6/43

CHAIR

SOE landing in Crete 6/43

EMOLUMENT

SOE landing in Crete 6/43

FORFAR

Series of raids on French Channel coast 6/43

GUSTAVUS

Series of SOE party landings in Malaya 6/43

HARLEQUIN

Amphibious exercise in preparation for ACCOLADE 6/43

HAWTHORN

SBS landing in Sardinia 6/43

MARIGOLD

SBS Deception raid on Sardinia 6/43

MUSKETRY

RN/RAF Joint Anti-submarine Bay of Biscay operations 6/43

PLAYER

Search for mercantile in Indian Ocean 6/43

RAMSHORN

SEAC offensive Plan 6/43

SN111C

Northern Barrage, East of Iceland

SN222A

Northern Barrage, SW of Iceland

STRAWBERRY

Anti-submarine deployment alter U-Boat attack 6/43

 

 

July

 

ACID

British HUSKY Task Force 7/43

BANTAM

Planned Commando support for HUSKY 7/43

BARK

British Task Force for HUSKY 7/43

BARRACUDA

Planned Landing at Naples when Italy capitulated. 7/43

BRIMSTONE

Planned US landings at Taranto replaced by AVALANCHE 7/43

CAMERA

Home Fleet operation off Norway 7/43

FRACTURE

Diversionary bombardment of SW Sicily 7/43

GANGWAY

As BARRACUDA 7/43

GOVERNOR

Home Fleet diversion off Norway during HUSKY 7/43

HUSKY

Allied landings in Sicily 7/43

SBT

British identity for German Submarine Bubble decoy 7/43

SEASLUG

Anti-submarine operations in Bay of Biscay 7/43

 

 

August

 

ANNOYANCE

Bombardments of west coast of Italy before AVALANCHE 8/43

DERANGE

Anti-Submarine operations in Bay of Biscay 8/43

GOBLET

Planned landing at Crotone, Calabria 8/43

LARKHILL

Deception Plan for US Build-up in Europe 8/43

MISSIVE

Series of Landings of SIS agents in Malaya 8/43

OPTICIAN

Identity for submarines operations based at Fremantle by SOE 8/43

PERCUSSION

Joint Anti-Submarine operations with RAF in Bay of Biscay 8/43

QUADRANT

1st Quebec Summit Conference 8/43

QUICKSILVER

Proposed preliminary landings on Italian mainland 8/43

74

Northern Barrage, Denmark Straits reinforcement

 

 

September

 

AVALANCHE

Allied landings at Salerno, Italy 9/43

BAYTOWN

Naval gunfire support for landings on the Italian mainland 9/43

BOARDMAN

Deception Plan for attack on Sardinia & Corsica 9/43

BOOTHBY

Deception Plan for BAYTOWN 9/43

BUTTRESS

Planned landings in Gulf of Gioia, Italy 9/43

FERRY

Support of landings in Calabria during BAYTOWN 9/43

GIBBON

Transfer of Italian warships to allied control 9/43

JAYWICK

Frogmen attack on shipping at Singapore 9/43

SEALION

Conceptual Plan for evacuation from Salerno 9/43

SLAPSTICK

Occupation of Taranto after Italian surrender 9/43

SOURCE

Midget submarine attack on TIRPITZ in Langefjord  9/43

STEP ASIDE

Convoy escort tactic under acoustic torpedo attack 9/43

222B

Northern Barrage, Denmark Straits reinforcement

222C

Northern Barrage, Denmark Straits reinforcement (last operation)

 

 

October - December 1943 - British Aegean campaign, Battle for Italy, Battles for New Guinea & Solomons, US landings on Tarawa, 'Scharnhorst' sunk in Battle of North Cape, Burma campaign
   

October

 

BRIDGFORD

Passage of stores from Sweden 10/43

CREDENTIAL

Search for invasion craft in Aegean Sea 10/43

CULVERIN

Planned attack on North Sumatra 10/43

FERNBANK

Planting of anti-submarine weapon misinformation 10/43

HARDTACK

Series of reconnaissance raids on Channel coast 10/43

HOLDER

Passage of stores and Mail to Kola Inlet from UK 10/43

JAEL

Rejected Deception Plan for attack in NW Europe 10/43

LEADER

FAA attack on Bodo and shipping off Norway 10/43

NOAH'S ARK

Stores delivery to ships in Turkish waters 10/43

TROMBONE

Commando raid on Castellorizo 10/43

 

 

November

 

ANVIL

Planned landings in South of France with NEPTUNE 11/43

BATMAN

Command landings near Cherbourg 11/43

COLLAR

Reinforcement of Fleet at Alexandria 11/40

DEVON

Commando capture of Termoli, Italy 11/43

ENVIOUS

Collection of escaped POW from France 11.43

FARENHEIGHT

Commando reconnaissance in North Brittany 11/43

FR

Passage of warships to North Russia to collect mercantiles 11/43

GUIDANCE

Failed SOE attack on Bergen Floating Dock 11/43

SHADE

Landings and collection of ISLD agents in SEAC 11/43

 

 

December

 

BELLPUSH

Investigation of French beaches in Channel 12/43

EXPEDITE

Landing of Greek personnel for covert operations in Greece 12/43

FV

Home Fleet cover Russian Convoys JW55A and JW55B 12/43

IRONSIDE

Deception Plan for US attack on Bordeaux area 12/43

PAWNBROKER

Landing of Double Agent in Malaya 12/43

PIGSTICK

Cancelled landings in Mayu Peninsular, Burma 12/43

PRITCHARD

Landing of SOE party in Malaya 12/43

PUBLICAN

Failed Submarine carried Noise Maker 12/43

SEXTANT

Cairo Summit Conference 12/43

STONEWALL

Interception of Blockade Runner in By of Biscay 12/43

 

 


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January - May 1944 - Air war on Germany, Atlantic & Russian convoy battles, Anzio landings ('Shingle'), Indian Ocean operations, Battles of Cassino, Preparations for D-day
   

ACQUANT

Radio Interception of enemy signals from MTB off Belgium.

CABARET

Landing of Agents in South France.

CORNELIUS

Preliminary operations prior to NEPTUNE

DISCLAIM

Failed landing of SOE team near Ptrovak

GLOVER

Landings for clandestine operations in France

KNITTING

Monitoring of enemy radio transmissions in France.

RANKIN A, B and C

Allied plans for landings in Europe in event of sudden collapse of German resistance.

 

 

January

 

CHETTYFORD

Deception Plan cover for SHINGLE 1/44

FORTITUDE

Allied Deception Plan for Landings in Northern Europe 1/44

FOYNES

Allied Deception Plan for Landings in Northern Europe 1/44

FRAGRANT

Failed landings of SOE agents at Moncellia 1/44

FURTIVE

Collection of agents and mail south of St Tropez 1/44

HYDRO

Prefix for signals to Flag Officers before ULTRA used 1/44

LADBROOK

Failed landings of agents in South France 1/44

MESSPOT

Original name for FORTITUDE.

POSTAGE

COPP Beach investigations prior to NEPTUNE 1/44

RICHMOND

Series of landings near Rome and collection of PoWs 1/44

SHINGLE

Allied landings at Anzio, Italy 1/44

TAIL LAMP

Landing of SOE agents near Genoa 1/44

THWART

Search for blockade runner in Indian Ocean 1/44

TINA

Identity used for radio fingerprinting techniques 1/44

ZEAL

Identity used for lower grade ULTRA decrypts 1/44

 

 

February

 

BAYLEAF

FAA attack on Norwegian coast shipping 2/44

BENELLO

Landing of agents near Portofino 2/44

BUCCANEER

Planned recapture of Andaman Islands 2/44

BULLDOZER

Planned recapture of Akyab, Burma 2/.44

BUNDLE

SOE attack on ship in Oslo Harbour 2/44

CANNED

Joint air/sea anti-submarine search in Indian Ocean 2/44

CORTON I

Reconnaissance by submarine of Andamans area 2/44

DIRECTOR

RAN operations off New Guinea 2/44

GRAFFAM

Deception Plan for attack on NORWAY 2/44

MULLET

Cancelled reconnaissance at Paula Langkawi 2/44

OUTFLANK

RAF/RN attacks on oil installations in Sumatra 2/44

POSTHORN

Home Fleet attacks on Norwegian coast shipping 2/44

REMARKABLE

Series of landings of SOE agents in Malaya 2/44

YOUNGSTOWN

Landing of Agents near Portofino 2/44

 

 

March

 

ANSTEY

Landing of Agents near Genoa 3/44

BALKIS

Commando raid at Pianoso 3/44

BARLEY

Landing of agents south of Leghorn 3/44

BRANDY

Commando raid at Floro, Norway 3/44

COVERED

Indian Ocean search for U-Boat supply ships 3/44

CROMER

Failed landing of SOE agent near Marseilles 3/44

FLACK

Landing Agents near Genoa 3/44

FY

Passage of JW58

GUN

Attacks on F Lighter convoys off NE Italy 3/44

HERCULES

Plan for capture of Rhodes 3/44

MARDONIS

SOE attack on shipping in Oslo harbour 3/44

NUNTON

Deception Plan for landing at Civitavecchia 3/44

PREFIX

Escort Carrier operations against Norwegian convoys 3/44

SLEUTH

Interception of Blockade Runner in Indian Ocean 3/44

TURRET

Assault on Letpan, Burma 3/44

VENDETTA

Deception plan Mediterranean build-up 3/44

 

 

April

 

ARCTIC

Landing of Free French agents in SW Elba 4/44

BILLOW

Failed landing of SOE party in Siam 4/44

BUNKUM

Landing of SOE party in Andamans 3/44

CORTON II

Landing of supplies to CORTON Party 4/44

CSO

Identity for Ceylon Based submarine operations 4/44

DIPLOMAT

Eastern Fleet Indian Ocean sweep to meet US warships 4/44

FZ

Passage of JW59 4/44

GOOSEBERRY

Failed collection of escaped PoW north of Rome 4/44

HOOPS

Cancelled Air attacks by CVE on Norway coast ships 4/44

HOSTILE Series

English Channel, Off Ushant 4/44

MAPLE Phase IT

Preliminary minelaying to support Operation NEPTUNE.

ML Series

North Sea minelay, South Ruytingen Channel 4/44

PITCHBOWN

Anti-submarine operations in NW Approaches 4/44

PLANET

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ 4/44

PREMIUM

Deception plan Pas de Calais landings 4/44

RIDGE

Attack upon shipping off Norway 4/44

TUNGSTEN

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ 4/44

 

 

May

 

BRAWN

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ 5/44

CROQUET

Attack on shipping off Norway 5/44

CYGNUS

Rescue of agents in Norway 5/44

DARLINGTON

Rescue of allied PoW from Ancona 5/44

FARRIER

Commando raid at Mljet, Yugoslavia 5/44

HOOPS

Attack on shipping off Norway 5/44

HOSTILE Series

Deep A/S Fields Off Ushant 5/44

MAPLE

Series of Channel minelays prior to Normandy landings 5/44

NITWIT

Minelay near Leghorn 5/44

POT LUCK

Attack on shipping off Norway 5/44

SCREWDRIVER

Commando operations in Burma 5/44

SUGAR LOAF

Landing of agents in Sumatra 5/44

TARBRUSH

Commando raids in Channel on Pas de Calais 5/44

TIGER CLAW

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ 5/44

TRANSOM

Eastern Fleet air attacks on Sabang 5/44

VALENTINE

Failed landing of OE agents at Portofino 5/44

 

 

June - August 1944 - Invasion of Normandy ('Overlord'),Capture of Rome,  V-1's on England, Saipan landings & Battle of Philippines Sea, Attacks on 'Tirpitz', S of France landings ('Dragoon')
   

June

 

ACCUMULATOR

Diversion near Cherbourg Peninsular 6/44

AMATHEA

Off-Shore pipe system for PLUTO off Normandy 6/44

BAMBI

Lay of PLUTO from UK to Normandy 6/44

BIG DRUM

Diversionary operation for NEPTUNE landings 6/44

BIG GAME

Landing of stores on Gorgona Is. south of Leghorn 6/44

BIGOT

Restriction of access to NEPTUNE documentation 6/44

BODEGA

Deception Plan for OVERLORD 6/44

BRASSARD

Free French landings on Elba 6/44

CALIPH

Planned landings at Bordeaux 6/44

CAT

Canadian anti-submarine counter-measures 6/44

COUNCILLOR

FAA attacks on Sumatra 6/44

ENTHRONE

Underwater buoys marking Normandy swept channel 6/44

FERRET

Collection of escaped PoW near Spezia 6/44

FIRE EATER

Series of Commando raids in Aegean 6/44

FLOUNCED

Attack at Brae, Adriatic 6/44

FORTITUDE

Diversionary operations during NEPTUNE

FROG

Cancelled Commando raid on north France 6/44

GAMBIT

Midget submarines navigational markers NEPTUNE 6/44

GLIMMER

Diversionary minelay in Channel during NEPTUNE 6/44

GOOSEBERRY

Breakwaters of mercantiles during NEPTUNE 6/44

GORGE

Landing of agent at St Tropez 6/44

GREENLIGHT

Supply of ammunition during OVERLORD 6/44

HALCYON

Termination of NEPTUNE – Y-DAY.

LOCUST

Failed agent landing at Monterosso and Moneglia 6/44

MONASTIC

Channel Minelay 6/44

MULBERRY

Artificial harbours used during NEPTUNE 6/44

NEPTUNE

Seaborne landings (Naval element of OVERLORD) 6/44

OVERLORD

Allied invasion of Normandy 6/44

PEDAL

Eastern Fleet bombardment of Port Blair, Andamans 6/44

QWH

Defensive Field off Capri 6/44

RESULT

Landing of SOE party in NE Sumatra by submarine 6/44

SKID

Collection of escaped PoW from Italy 6/44

SUNBEAM

Attack on supply convoy in Leros harbour 6/44

TOMBOLA

Laying oil pipeline across Channel (PLUTO) 6/44

UNIFOXER

Towed anti-submarine counter-measure 6/44

VANGUARD

Plan for capture of Rangoon (later DRACUL A) 6/44

VESTIGE

SBS limpet mine attacks on Norway shipping 6/44

WANDERERS

Anti-submarine operations off Norway 6/44

WANTAGE

Deception plan for landings in Southern Europe 6/44

 

 

July

 

CRIMSON

Eastern Fleet attack on Sabang 7/44

DC

Supply of stores and mail to Kola Inlet 7/44

DREDGER

Anti-submarine operations in Bay of Biscay 7/44

HEALING

Adriatic military support 7/44

LOMBARD

Home Fleet attacks on Norwegian coast shipping 7/44

MASCOT

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ 7/44

STEEL

Landing of SOE party in Sumatra 7/44

TENEMENT

Commando raids at Symi and Gulf of Doris 7/44

 

 

August

 

APOSTLE I

Planned allied landings in Norway after NEPTUNE 8/44

BANQUET

FAA attacks on Padang, Sumatra 8/44

BOOMERANG

Eastern Fleet Air-Sea Rescue in Indian Ocean 8/44

CX

Anti-submarine operations in NW Approaches 8/44

EF

FAA minelay and shipping attacks off Norway 8/44

FERDINAND

Deception plan cover for SHINGLE 8/44

GOODWOOD

FAA attacks on TIRPITZ in Altenfjord 8/44

GRADIENT

Commando operation at Lussino, Adriatic 8/44

HOSTILE

Series of Channel minelays 8/44

KINETIC

Attack on shipping in Bay of Biscay 8.44

OFFSPRING

FAA minelay off Norway 8/44

PASTURE

Convoy route protection 8/44

RUMFORD

Commando raid on Isle de Yeu 8/44

VICTUAL

Passage of JW59

 

 

September - December 1944 - Western Allies cross into Germany, U-boat's British Inshore campaign, V.2's hit London, Russians reach Eastern Europe, Battles of Leyte Gulf
   

September

 

BEGONIA

Home Fleet minelay and shipping attacks off Norway 9/44

CABLEGRAM

Aegean operations by escort carriers 9/44

INTERLUDE

US Landings on Morotai with RAN support 9/44

LIGHT

Eastern Fleet attacks on Sumatra 9/44

OUTING

FAA support during re-ccupation of Aegean islands 9/44

PASTURE

Lay of deep minefield in English Channel 9/44

RIMAU

Planned attacks on shipping at Singapore 9/44

RIGMAROLE

Passage of JW60

SPRAT

Series of SBS sabotage operations in Sumatra 9/44

TENABLE

Planned Home Fleet attack on convoys off Norway 9/44

WORK JACKET

Cancelled Commando attack in Adriatic 9/44

 

 

October

 

ATHLETIC

FAA attacks on Norwegian coast shipping 10/44

BLUE PENCIL

Planned negotiation surrender of garrison at Uljan 10/44

CD Series

SW Approaches Deep A/S Traps 10/44

CONCEPT

Demonstration off Greek coast during MANNA 10/44

GREGORY

SBS reconnaissance at Ramree Island from Motor Launches 10/44

HARDY

Home Fleet air minelay and shipping attacks 10/44

HAT TRICK

Landing of agent on Malabar coast 10/44

LYCIDAS

Home Fleet Norwegian coast attacks and minelay 10/44

MANNA

British landings in Greece 10/44

MILLET

Eastern Fleet diversionary sweep 10/44

MINT

Landing of intelligence party in Johore by submarine 10/44

NOSTRIL

Aegean interception patrols 10/44

OCTAGON

2nd Quebec Conference 10/44

TITLE

Planned Midget Submarine attack on TIRPITZ 10/44

TRIAL

Passage of JW61 10/44

ACUMEN

Passage of JW62 11/44

CONCERT

SBS reconnaissance, Burma coast 11/44

CD Series

SW Approaches, Deep A/S Traps 11/44

CG Series

NW Approaches, Deep A/S Fields 11/44

COUNTERBLAST

Attack on shipping off Norway 11/44

FREEMAN

Transport of Norwegian troops in North Russia 11/44

FRETSAW

Attack on shipping off Norway 11/44

HARDFAST

FAA minelay off Norway 11/44

INFATUATE

Attack on Walcheren 11/44

PROVIDENT

Attack on shipping off Norway 11/44

STEAK

Attack on shipping off Norway 11/44

 

 

December

 

BARBARISM

Support of military advance in Burma 12/44

COUNTERBLAST

Home Fleet attacks on Norwegian coast shipping 12/44

HATCH

Landing of SOE personnel in Andamans 12/44

HURRY

SBS raid in coast of Burma 12/44

LACERATE

FAA attacks on Norwegian coast shipping 12/44

LIGHTNING

Naval support of capture of Akyab, Burma (TALON) 12/44

ROBSON

Eastern Fleet attack on Palembang 12/44

ROMULUS

Naval support of 14th Army advance in Burma. 12/44

TALON

Akyab capture 12/44

URBANE

FAA minelay and shipping attacks off Norway 12/44

GREYSTOKE

Passage of JW63

 

 


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January - April 1945 - Russians reach Germany, Indian Ocean operations, British inshore & Russian convoy battles continue, US takes Iwo Jima, British Pacific Fleet in action, Okinawa invaded, Defeat of Germany