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Ben_3469
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Evening everyone,

Does anyone have any first hand accounts of the raid on the Lofoten Isles in March 41? Not being a spicy raid its not got much detail about it, just the bullet points. I have Commando by John Durnford-Slater that gives a good account but only from the commanders point of view not the privates.

Thanks in advance guys the last time I asked a question on here you were all very helpful!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQhD8H0W9B8

Program on Lofoton.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q60pIny5WSo

Program on Lofoton.

I am sure I have an account of the Lofoton raid somewhere in 5 boxes.

When I get a chance will look it out.

In No 4 Commando Facebook if you put in a search putting in Lofoton a few photos come up.

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A detailed report by Brigadier Haydon was published in the London Gazettes. You can read that report here:

https://www.commandoveterans.org/CommandoOperationClaymore



Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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Thanks guys that was really helpful!
 
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