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A photo of British soldiers carrying a wounded comrade to forbandsplatsen during the raid on Vågsøy . January 1942

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A photo of British soldiers carrying a wounded comrade to forbandsplatsen during the raid on Vågsøy . January 1942
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A photo of British soldiers carrying a wounded comrade to forbandsplatsen during the raid on Vågsøy . January 1942
A photo of British soldiers carrying a wounded comrade to forbandsplatsen during the raid on Vågsøy . January 1942
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A photo of British soldiers carrying a wounded comrade to forbandsplatsen during the raid on Vågsøy . January 1942 Operation Archery, also known as the Måløy Raid, was a British Combined Operations raid during World War II against German positions on the island of Vågsøy, Norway, on 27 December 1941. The raid was conducted by British Commandos of No. 3 Commando, two troops of No.2 Commando, a medical detachment of No.4 Commando, a demolition party from 101 Troop (canoe) of No. 6 Commando and a dozen Norwegians from Norwegian Independent Company 1. The action was supported by Royal Navy gunfire, led by the light cruiser HMS Kenya, with the destroyers HMS Onslow, Oribi, Offa and Chiddingfold.[2] The submarine HMS Tuna was in support as the force navigational check.[3] For troop transport the Prince Charles and Prince Leopold were used.[2] Also in support were Royal Air Force bombers and fighter-bombers.

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