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Old 15th July 2007, 22:07
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reco over Madagscar before IRONCLAD

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Does someone know something about probably reco mission over Madagascar before Ironclad made by the SAAF for the english goverment?( maybe in the beginning of 1942, probably in March)
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Re: reco over Madagscar before IRONCLAD

The following website may be of interest
http://www.saafmuseum.co.za/historysaaf.htm

in part it states

Nearer to home the SAAF supported the RAF in the British invasion on Vichy held Madagascar in May 1942. Two flights, equipped with Marylands and Beauforts, operated in ground support and reconnaissance roles. The SAAF played a vital role in photographing the island prior to the invasion. The operation ended in November 1942.

Another website http://www.combinedops.com/MADAGASCAR.htm

This is a brief account of Operation Ironclad from the viewpoint of a member of No 5 Commando. Combined Operations Command was not the principal player in this operation against the Vichy French regime - more of an assistant. The total campaign lasted 6 months but the bulk of the special work of Combined Operations and the Commandos was concentrated into a few days in early May 1942. A more comprehensive description of the action will be added to this page in due course of which this account will form a part. Now to Geoff Riley's story..

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