Operation Anklet was a British Commando raid on 26 December 1941 on the Lofoten Islands.

Operation Anklet was a British Commando raid on 26 December 1941 on the Lofoten Islands.

The raid was conducted by 300 men of No.12 Commando to provide a diversion for the larger raid at Vågsøy Island, Operation Archery. The German garrison, amid Christmas celebrations, was easily overcome. The Commandos disembarked after two peaceful days.

HMS Arethusa and eight destroyers were supported by: -

 

RFA Black Ranger

RFA Gray Ranger

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