Operation Lingen

This was a British naval operation to land agents on the German-occupied Greek island of Crete and extract evacuees (23/24 September 1943).

The motor launch ML-361 departed Bardia on the coast of North Africa on 23 September with six agents and their radio equipment, landed them in the Akropolithis area, and then returned Mersah Matruh on the coast of North Africa at 21.30 on 24 September with 14 evacuees, another 20 having to be left behind as they could not be embarked as a result of deteriorating weather conditions.