Combat Type: attack
Fighting forces: Special Air Service
Combat Location: a lighthouse on the southeast coast of Sicily
Combat Date: July 10, 1943
Combat results: commando successfully occupied the unguarded lighthouse
Part of which battle: Operation Husky
This is one of the combat missions of the British army commando, implemented during the Sicily offensive.
On July 9, 1943 the Allies began to land in Sicily. In order to reduce the loss of the landing troops, Britain sent commando troops to carry out some auxiliary operations. The task was to occupy a lighthouse and surrounding key locations on the southeast coast of Sicily in order to prevent the defenders to make use of the site to threat the nearby landing troops. On July 10, the troops from the Special Air Service implemented the task. Because defenders did not deploy defense on this site, so there was not fighting and loss. During the attacking against Sicily Island, the Allies also launched other similar actions to coordinate with fighting of the main Allies combat troops.