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    Default 299 Sqn SAS & SOE ops - codenames?

    Hi,
    I have managed to locate some pages of the ORB for 299 Sqn for F/O JW Clifford, he took part in several SAS/SOE operations, can anybody shed any light on the Codenames of these Operations?

    16.08.44 - Duty - "Haggard 3" SAS - 24 containers, 1 x pannier dropped
    27.08.44- Duty -"Donald 118" SOE - 23 containers and 3 "packages" dropped
    05.09.44 - Duty "Donald 22" SOE - 23 containers and 3 "packages"dropped
    11.09.44 - Duty "Ivor 3" SOE - 24 containers and 3 "packages" dropped
    15.09.44 - Duty "Pistol 2A" SAS - 12 troops and 2 panniers dropped
    18.09.44 - Duty Market D+1 - Successful glider release on LZ-"Z"
    19.09.44 - Duty Resupply - shot down all crew POW

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    The 18 September 44 operation would be Market, the airborne portion of the combined Market Garden, the attempted capture of the bridge at Arnhem and several bridges leading up to it. (The ground assault portion was code named Garden.) "D" day for this operation was 17 September, so the 18th would be D+1. Landing Zone Z may be the resupply zone established on the western edge of Arnhem, near Oosterbeek, on the 18th. The final mission on the 19th was probably also to Arnhem.

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