Operation Musketoon: Commando Raid, Norway 12-15 September 2019, £699 plus £45 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. Operation Musketoon was the codeword for an Anglo-Norwegian Commando raid in the Second World War. The operation was mounted against the German-held Glomfjord Hydro Electric Power Station, pictured above, in Norway between 11–21 September 1942. The men selected were two officers and eight men from No. 2 Commando and two Norwegian corporals from the Norwegian Independent Company 1, part of the Special Operations Executive. The daring raid was highly successful and rendered the plant inoperable for the rest of the…

Operation Frankton: The Cockleshell Heroes 6-8 December 2019, £599 plus £50 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. Operation Frankton was an Allied raid on shipping in the German occupied French port of Bordeaux in the Bay of Biscay during the Second World War. The raid was carried out by a small unit of Royal Marines known as the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment (RMBPD), part of Combined Operations. The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill believed the mission shortened World War II by six months and Admiral Louis Mountbatten, the commander of Combined Operations, deemed the raid “the most courageous and imaginative of all the…

Operations Grouse, Freshman & Gunnerside: The Heroes of Telemark Anniversary Tour 21-23 February 2020, £599 plus £75 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. The Norwegian heavy water sabotage was a series of operations undertaken by Norwegian saboteurs during World War II to prevent the German nuclear weapon project from acquiring heavy water (deuterium oxide), which could have been used by the Germans to produce nuclear weapons. Between 1940 and 1944, a sequence of sabotage actions, as well as Allied bombing, ensured the destruction of the plant and the loss of the heavy water produced. These operations—codenamed Grouse, Freshman, and Gunnerside—finally managed to knock…

St Nazaire: The Greatest Raid of all 20-22 March 2020 Raid Anniversary , £599 plus £50 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. The St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot was a successful British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock in German-occupied France during the WW2. The operation was undertaken by the Royal Navy and British Commandos under the auspices of Combined Operations Headquarters on 28 March 1942. It was targeted because the loss of its dry dock would force any large German warship in need of repairs, such as the Tirpitz, to return to home waters…

The crossing of the Rhine: Operation Plunder and Operation Varsity 27-29 March 2020, Rhine Crossings 75th anniversary,  £599 plus £50 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River by the British Second Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles C. Dempsey (Operations Turnscrew, Widgeon, and Torchlight), and the United States Ninth Army (Operation Flashpoint), under Lieutenant General William H. Simpson. The U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps, consisting…