Operation Gargoyle

This was a British unrealised part of the cover plan by the London Controlling section for the proposed 'Brimstone' (ii) assault on Sardinia (February 1943).

The plan was based on the premise of a notional threat, by Brigadier Dudley W. Clarke’s 'A' Force Middle Eastern deception apparatus, to Crete. Thus, it was hoped, the Germans would be persuaded to boost their strength in the Balkans in general and Crete in particular at the expense of forces in the central part of the Mediterranean theatre.

As such, the plan would in essence be a continuation of Stage A of 'Warehouse, and related to 'Canute' and 'Jigsaw'.