Operation Titania

(queen of the fairies in Shakespeare's [e]A Midsummer's Night Dream[/e])

This was a British naval undertaking to rescue evacuees from the south-west coast of France (21/22 September 1942).

The Q-ship Tarana, a 346-ton ex-French trawler, recovered five aircrew who had escaped from Fort de la Rivère on 23 August and seven servicemen who had escaped in the mass break-out of 5 September, 13 evaders plus at least five Pat Line personnel and SOE agents from Canet Plage. This was the last of six operations on one voyage which Tarana had been carrying out since 17 September.