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Ben_3469
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Hi guys!

Has anyone got any information on Operation Chess other than what Wikipedia can produce? I know the date and location but not the objective?

Thank everyone!
Ben

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It was a recon and also to get a prisoner if possible. Initially postponed from the previous night due to weather conditions, two ALC's were towed by ML 104. Pinkney and ten were to land whilst the rest of the party remained as a beach party on one of the ALC's the other remained offshore as a spare. They were spotted before they actually landed but continued. They headed across the beach before climbing a mud cliff where they found wire on top as they investigated a star shell was fired and the ALC was fired upon, Pinkney withdrew his men and silenced one machine gun with a grenade but there was still under flanking fire from two other machine guns, MG 34's. The engine of the ALC was damaged but they were still able to re-embark and return to Dover. There were two fatalities Congreve who received a bullet wound to his back and also a Royal Naval stoker. All in all, it was not a success, no recon as such or prisoner taken.
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Thanks Alan!

Please can you share your source? I couldn't find anything about it so it must be a good link to have!

Thanks Ben
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Charles Messenger - Commandos. Page 56 -58.
Ben_3469
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Thanks, that's been added to my amazon wishlist!
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Look at Abebooks too.

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