Operation Pound

This was an Allied special forces operation by the British No. 12 Commando and 29 men of the US Army Rangers against German installations on the Ile d’Ouessant of the Ushant peninsula in the extreme north-west of German-occupied France (3/4 September 1943).

Two Germans were killed, and while the undertaking failed to find useful intelligence information or capture Germans for interrogation, it was deemed to have been successful in its primary task as a diversion which lent credence to 'Wadham'.