Operation Snelgrove

This was a British special forces operation by the French 3rd Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes (3rd Special Air Service) to harass German lines of retreat near Creuse in German-occupied France (13 August/12 September 1944).

Under the command of Lieutenant Edmond Hubler, the party of 28 men was parachuted into its operational area to the east of Limoges, linked with the local resistance forces to provide them with additional weapons and, before its evacuation of the area on 14 September together with the ‘Marshall’ party to join ‘Moses’, undertook several successful attacks on German transport.