Operation Nibble

This was a British unrealised plan for an overland attack by one Indian brigade on Akyab island in the Arakan western coastal region of Japanese-occupied Burma (1943).

Designed for the seizure of Akyab, 'Nibble' was schemed in conjunction with the 'Canny' amphibious assault. 'Nibble' was to be undertaken by an element of the Indian 14th Division, commanded successively during 1943 by Major Generals W. L. Lloyd, N. M. S. Irwin, C. E. N. Lomax and A. C. Curtis, and both the overland and amphibious operations fell within the scope of the somewhat larger 'Probation' three-stage effort to retake Rangoon.