Operation Husky (ii)

This was a British unrealised operation by the Special Operations Executive to make contact with, supply and instruct detachments of the Milorg military resistance organisation in the north of German-occupied Norway with a view to operations against the German forces if and when they retreated to the south (November 1944/January 1945).

The eventual plan was that a vessel of the Norwegian navy would transport an SOE team (Major Andrew Croft and Lieutenant J. Baalsrud in a party of five Norwegians and eight British officers) to the north of Norway, while four fishing vessels would sail independently to the region to be at the SOE’s disposal. The operation was cancelled at the end of January 1945 as a result of the fact that no protection could be provided against German small naval craft.