Operation Brandy

'Brandy' was a British special forces raid on German shipping in the harbour of FlorÝ in the western part of German-occupied Norway (14/15 February 1943).

Undertaken by seven men of Nos 10 (Inter-Allied) and 12 Commandos, this was an essentially Norwegian-implemented operation with Lieutenant Rommetveldt in command. The commandos were carried in two Norwegian-manned motor torpedo boats (MTB-619 and MTB-631), which also took the opportunity to torpedo the 1,249-ton German merchant ship Optima and to lay mines which claimed another German ship. However, MTB-631 ran aground and had to be abandoned.