Operation Ramrod

This was the British overall designation for any light bomber raid on a specific target in occupied Europe with the intention that German fighters would be scrambled to intercept the bombers and then be tackled by the escorting British fighters on terms disadvantageous to the Germans (1941/May 1945).

The double object of this type of operation was that targets should be bombed to useful effect, and that German fighter strength in North-West Europe should be steadily degraded.