Operation Branford

This was a British amphibious reconnaissance mission by a 12-man party of the Small Scale Raiding Force to assess the military utility of the Ile Burhou to the north-west of Alderney in the Channel Islands off the coast of the Cotentin peninsula (7/8 September 1942).

Completed without German interference, the undertaking was designed to locate a site from which artillery could support any British landing on Alderney island.