Operation Noah (ii)

This was a British special forces operation by the Belgian Independent Parachute Company (5th Special Air Service) to establish a base in the Ardennes region of German-occupied Belgium and gather intelligence about German strength and dispositions in this area (16 August/13 September 1944).

Under the command of Capitaine Edouard Blondeel, the 41-man party was parachuted into its operational area and, after establishing links with the local resistance forces, gathered and transmitted to Allied headquarters important intelligence. Reinforcements were parachuted to the party on 28 and 31 August.