Operation Reflection

This was a British naval undertaking to land French agents in St Brieuc Bay on the Brittany coast of German-occupied France (15/16 June 1944).

Lieutenant R. F. Seddon’s MGB-718 of the 15th Motor Gun Boat Flotilla landed three French agents on Bonaparte Beach at Plouha in St Brieuc Bay. The boat’s first lieutenant, Lieutenant Guy Hamilton, led the three-man crew of the small ‘surfboat’ which landed the passengers safely, but a faulty radio and a dragging MGB anchor caused them to miss MGB-718 on their return. With dawn approaching, Seddon had to leave the three men behind, but these were contacted the local resistance group and returned to Dartmouth four weeks later.