Operation Rapier

This was a British sub-operation within ‘Countenance’ to capture Khorramshahr in south-western Iran on the Shatt al-Arab waterway (25 August 1941).

The ships involved were the British corvette Snapdragon, Indian sloop Lawrence and British minesweeping trawler Arthur Cavanagh, and the troops were elements of Brigadier R. E. Le Fleming’s Indian 24th Brigade of Major General A. E. Barstow’s Indian 9th Division.