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38 GROUP OPERATION ORDER NOt 226


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OPERATION -MARKEr

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Instructors this urn

.Rererence. nft6S2B i liGiJ! 2EiiEidtE SL &§,:,lPiEAiibi4 SCAElA


38CVTS.l0/8Q/AIR.

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All B l~i tis II ,' ,i:.: cr ··:f t to vli;'iZ f,'l i ch"ll.' s vlill :fl~ ­
in !3 i;1:;:~13 sJCX EJ C'.•i1 (100'38 )?,:Lr s ~ t 10 sClco :1d
i:1ter v ", ls). On ".:,\1.::: fi r ,s t IH't they -will fl :;-­
~ bove A;n:;ric r-.i1 Pe.r ;-, i:.:roo) nircr c f t , ;:ld in c':1d 8nd
su bsequ ~nt lift.:; t, 0:,' -:-rill - fo llo w l.meric q.l1
?,~.r -c:.troO ) , ircr,-'} t.

'11herevor ':2: ' 10U:;" '!.?~j 3r rS, d ol eto, [l.na substitut\..J


'PI hour.

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1,IAP REFERENCES:
lA,a :r;;ngland (l i\a.'. ~ ,.." [.):'~.,dc.ea ,~ C0dc Oft. - G,S o'1?S ; - ,· Y J27
;,.:"r' :,e;"t : ~Q S I"I (' ~ 6, 1 J . ??'lC 1 2 .

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APPENDICES:

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TIOORliATIO~'T :

1. Th e c n cL:y-fs r:-£Lin "!.in cs o f uefencc ar e (0. ) ALB~T 0.lJ.HJ.L :: md ESCAUT
CJ\NAL~ (b) R . . . rr-mm f )" OlJ.. 'we
n 0 1...:';hc ': 0 I!E3EL, and ' (c I 1..:'20 SE'::JIT"=lLJ) L:m:c ,

The crossing of ·:i1.G HI:::!-,C L~J ')" C ',' .~:J.;L ,-:-ill t r ·-p t:..c , ;1y·1e o .
these defcnc "::5~ l~t the p.ccr'(~nJ.j , !JI':J.:..~ t f-;"od !"J(;[xv:V f : ul: , t.(1~ C!1c..r:l;" i s
believed t o hE. .-c vcr;' f 1..:.7 :..r (II:;'; .~ (':. )~h::: : . ~.J CG..... nL o vc "'C:'3~L. 11l:. ~ bey 1.0.ve
been ara17n ~OT ~ TT', to f. \
~ V.LL1·
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OUTLINE j'i1 LI~>R~1'L1~~ C!. ' -:it~Iif'jn~~'-"qk~wPH iliO· ' SnWG'TTon ilE&DLE
2. 1 Bri tt.::.;h o'J ir' ool'!'Y;; ~..,iG:;)11 i . '.J..::' s ei:,;e A' 21.-·rm i: r:~ , \ Fiil e s t .:ili1 i s h
t 'J ", _Joe. IK:I ' LI ,,_ ,,:_., - Tv....$ ,
0. bridgch cn.d =]hell -.-:'..11 i l1~J.udc t he
seizing of bridge;::; c V'<x:' ;~~(~ r.>r rtiTJ, n t At.HIm: ',t it D. viC ,: '(;0 :t->..l.dlitating the
pans age o. an~a ur o~ farr~ationSe

'ft:ll.ii~~~ r:c. ,:c 2 . ft ., • • • •••••


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AIR :FORCES AVAILABLE:


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C·(ij
IX Tt'oop carrier COmoand (U.S.A, A.F),
38 GrOUP (R. A,F).
(i~ 46 GrOUP (R.A.F).
FLAK DEFENCES: £ ­

4. A full detailed description of flak defences in at APp endix ''D''.


TJMJNGS:
5, (i) Airborne forr:ations will be ready to take off an from satUl:'day
16th septeober 1944. If' no cancellation or postponement is
received from 21 Arr::~ Group by 18.. 00 hours the previous day, and
if' the 17eathcr is suitable, the operation rrill comnence according
to flight tinings.
(ii) p:inal vreathcr decision ".-ill
be nadc at r:lidnight. rt Ti'ill be
passed through T.C.C.P.EASTCOTE to R, A.F .station CODT.~der s,
and through l3t'itish llrrrw cllannels by G.S;O. tn 1 (Air) to A.C.O, tn
on tho airfields. A DUty officer at. n. Q.nritish Airborne
COrps 'will noti:fY DUty W'atchkeepcr at 21 l;rtV Group (11O-in) by
telephone and. v.rireless (:ElIERGENCY OPS).

Tf"sKS:

6. The following tasks rr.i..ll be carried out by IX U.S.T.C.C., 38 and


4-6 Gt'Ottps, R. A,F. '·

(i) 1st Lift D DDY, (para) •.

(a) 12 aircraft of 38 GrOUP are to drop sticks 21 :rndcp . para.


COy.

(b) 432 aircraft ' of IX T.C.C, ar e to Orop cler.lcnts of 101 U.S.


,Airborne Div.

(0) 480 aircraft of IX T.C.C. are to drop elenents of 82 U.S.


Airborne Div.;

(d) J10 aircraft of IX T.C.C. are to drop c1euents of 1 nritish


Airborne Division.

(ii) 1st L ift D IJl¥ (Gliders).


(0. ) 120 aircraft of IX T.C.C. are to release gliders carrying
elenents of 101 and 82- U.S.l.irborne Divisions.

(b) 130 aircraft of 46 Group are to release gliders carrying


eleuents of 1 Bl:'i tish Airborne Division.

(0) 228 aircraft of 38 GrOUP e.r e to release gliders cnrrying


e1er.tents of 1 witinh :~:iJ:'borne ])i.vision.

••1 ""SPFik

(iii) second Lift CD + 1) (para).

(a) 126 aircrD..ft uf IX T. C. C. arc to drop elements of


1 Bt'itish 1:..irborne Division. '

(iv) seoond Lift CD + 1) (Gliders).

' (n.) 4-50 nircrnf't of I X T.C.C, ore to release gliders corrying


elmJents of 101 U.S.Lirborne Division.

(b) 4-50 aircrnf't of IX T.C ,C. arc to relen::;c gliders cnrrying


elCl:tentn of 82 U.s.Airborne Divinion.

(c) llO aircraft of 4-6 croup are to releas() gliders corrying


elmont::; of 1 Britinh J.irborne Division.

(d) 156 aircraft of .38 Group are to relcnse glider::; carrying


elcBcnt~; of 1 Br'itinh Lirbornc Division D.ncl PJlish Bde.

(w) Third Lift (D -+: 2) (parn. ) •


(n.) ll4-aircrnft of IX T.C.C. ore to drop elor.lents of PJlish
BdG.

(b) 66 o.ircraft of 4-6 Gr'oup nrc to corry out r0-supply far


1 Bt'itish Airborne Division.

(c) 100 aircraft of .38 GrOUP arc to corry out rc-supply for
1 Bt'itinn Airborne Divi::;ion.

(vi) T~d r;ii't CD ",+ 22 (Gliders).

(a) .382 aircraft of IX T.C.C. arc to relea:Je gliders carrying


elen0nts of 101 U.S.!.irborn0 Division.

(b) 402 .i\,ircrn..ft of IX T. C. C. arc to release gliclers cnrrying


clcncnts of 82 U.S. Airborne Division.

(c) 4D aircraft of IX T.C.C" nnd 10 aircraft of .38 croup ore


to reloase gliders cn.rrying elcn ents of 878 Eng.Avn.En.

(d) 1.3 aircraft of IX T.C.C. a.rc to release gliclers cnrrying


clc.lCnts of l.irfield control units.

(e) .35 aircraft of .38 croup are to release gliclern carrying


elenentz of :FOlish Bde.

(vii) D + 3 ommrds.

subsequent resupply nissions 'Vd.ll be flovm on der.und being


r.nde by gr'ouncl forces tl1rough H. Q. }.\.irbornc FOrces to
T.C.C.P.EASTCOTE, for ·'l~1ich OrdeTfJ ";.-ill be issued sepc..rately,
or as directed by F. : •• :~ •.l\..

AIR OPERATIONS nr DIRECT SUPPORT OF lJRDORNE OP::!R·..TIONS:


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7. The folloY/ing supporti:f'lg opero.tionG b:r COL1Ll..::mds concerned. ore


be ing o.rrnnged:­

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(i) Protection against F1Dlc•
on D do.y, n.ll fJ...."Ik positions lying along the corridor to be
used by the airborne convoys, will be attCl.cked by 'VITI U.S.
A.A.F. J c:.nd A.D.G.B., icnedio.teJy prior to the ruin operation
ond during it. .

(ii) Frotootion o.go.inst


&d r l:!!!@oo
Fi~~ters.
­

(0. ) A.D.G.B., and VIII U.S.:l. .A.F., "T.i.1l provide the nirborne
foroes during their po.ssage with a light escort over the
N.SEA, and vnth the heD..viest posniblo cover over the rest
of tho route to and froTJ the dropping and .J,<-'!.ncling zones.

(b) After the o.irborne forces htl.ve l..'!.ndcd., IX U.S. L .l~.F. vr.i..ll
provide DJlcl r:ninto.in o.n UTllbrelJA cover over the J.o.nding
areD..S during daylight. After cln.rk this duty will be
undertDlcen by night fighters of A.D.G.B.

(iii) supporting Qpero.tions.

Aircraft of IX U.S.A.A.F~ "vill provide D.ll' support for the


un.i ts on the ground, hDrassing the eneqy and preventing the
arl"ival of reinforccnents.

(iv) photo gr-apb,y•


..
H'Osquito aircraft E:r:lployed on this ,rorIe, provided by 2 Gr'O'up,

vdll to.ke a oin~ record of selccted stD..ges of tho opcrD..tion

during D c1.V. An aircraft, provided by 34 l:ting, 2nd T.':l..F. ,

'will photogt'aph the D.Z. ::md L.Z. nreo.s on D my one hour D..ftcr

the landing of tho first lift, and agnin o.s soon c..s the light

will pCI'Dit of night photo gt'aphy, after the 2nd lilt has landed.

A L-mcMtcr of 5 croup 'will also be er;lployod on rdr to o.ir rhotogr-o.pJ::w.

Co-ORDJNATIOH HITH OTHER COM1L'iNDS.


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8. (i) olen.ro.nces for the r,lissions shov1!l in the flight plan ut


}.ppendix "0", c..nd I'lttvigation Diagt'Dl:1's vrill be arrnngeel by F .':l..L.:~.
nith Bo":iber and Fighter COT.1DD.nds, o.nd nith the Nt\.vy anel !;pJy.

(ii) The norr.1..'U operations of OOCl.stD~ COrlL1C,nd Units in the English


Cl~''Jmel .iill be oo-crdinated by F.!... ,'••_'". to prevent interference
during .the t:ines of the o.irbornc operations.

EXECUTION

DECl A If E
ORDER OF BATTLE.

9. ' Sec lPPcnilix "A".


ALLOCATION
, OF lJRORAFT.

10. sec ~·.ir MOVCr.lcnt Tubla ut lJ?penc1ix "B".


oontinued rugc 5••••••••••••
TIME .AND DATE.

11 " (i) Airborne forL1D.tion s will be ree:.Oy to t.."..ke off as fran


saturd;y, 16t..'l1. soptcl:lbcr 1944. rf' no oo.ncel1D.tion or
postponcnent is received frol:l 21 AIT.1Y croUJ? by 18.00 brs.
the previous &'';:1, o.nd if' the weD-ther is suita.ble, the
opera.tion 'will cor;ncnoe ['.ccorC'dne to fli[jht tir.Ung8.

(ii) D D-V is sunclny, 17th septcnb or 1 944.

(iii) H HOur is the t:inc th.~t the hec,d of main farce rec.ches
DZ~ nreo. on D ~y.

(iv) "X" hour is the tine thD.t the heo..d of l:J.:.,,-in force reaches
DZ/LZ area on D + 1.

(v) "z" hoUt' is the tine tho..t the hCD.d of TJ..,,-in force reaches
DZ/LZ areD. on D + 2.

(vi) , Tine vrill be zone "~,II


J.~ .u...
(n S T )

(vii) rp.tches to be synchronised by TIM.

12. sec po.~e 2. pc.ro. • .5. sub -PLU'D.. (ii ) •

ROUTElliG.
- I •

13. T'ne router; selected 1;i11 h..,,-ve been cleared with the No.vcJ.
and Amy FOrces, e:.nc1 is s.hmm on NwiSD-tion Dl.agt'ru:.1
a ttnchcC:. to .iJJpendix "ell.

N:i.VIG,ATION JJID GROUND AIDS.


I 1

14-. (i) I-pru~loccults Md punc1its will be D.V2.ilD.ble ·l:;hroughout


the U.K.

(ii) schedule of l'f-:':vigo.tion D.ids en ro ute D.na. D. t DZ/LZs is


annexed to I;.Ppenclix "e".

DZ/LZ PIN POTIfrS.

1.5. !:F·P referenoe 1:100,000 Hollc.nc1.


G.$.G.S. No.1036 sheet 4.
G.S.G.S. I-p. 2.541 sheet 5.
G.S.G.S. I-P.41+16 sheets p1 c..nd 01 •

continuecl. I:ttgo 6. • •••••• II • • •


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. AIR SEA RESCUE.,


20.. NOnnl pt"ocedurc vr.Ul be followc~ In the event of o.ccidentD.1
release of glidern over the eeo., the glider vci.11 enda'\vour to
lruld :in front (,3000 yords)of, n friend.ly vesGel, but should
avoid fly:ing at ,it. ~,. : tug "rill obta:in and log 0. fix on
the gliderts position. . :nJ,otsof tugs which lose their
gliders nre to re'curn "Ix> bo.se nnclrcport vcrbo.1J.y to the
QPe.rntions o:rfioar vlithout deJ~, giving chD.lk nunber of glider"
plAce and tine 01 cast oft:. (lXlrc.tions Sto..ffs ,,;ill rclny .
this informn.t:i.on . to GrOUP Hendq~~~s n.nit ~op cn.;oricr
(JOrxnnd Ibat, ~tcote" which lAtte,'t9 ",S'&V4ll.,take 0.11 '.
neceasorynction. · A,jr ~a Resouc ·cro.ft ,will bc ~ositioncd
a.lOJ'l.g the route over the seo. bct"i"Cql U.L ~dth~ BElGIUM coast.

A~ne life bouts ".d1l be hold nvn.ilo.blc to be c1ropped as


reqt4':'Gd.

POSTPONEMENt: OR CANCELLATION.
21. :cecision to postpone 'will be oor.:r.lUllicatcd through tho ()Ol:'ltnnd

post, EAS'IDOTE.

llMERGEN'CY
.
LANDTIfGtiND
. . . ~UELLJNG FACItITIES.
.

22. (i) 'Jn energtncy un o.irm-nft l.1D.y land. nt OIlY In.riding strip or

o.irfi·~ld,:in ])1g1o.nd. . . .

(ii) The folloyt.ng o.:irfields vlill be nvniln.l:>le far o.ircroi't in


dis"b:'ess OJC,Y:­

(i) BEAUvAIS (4927N 0207E).

(ii) . POIX (4949N 0 159 E) .. .


(iii) ' .Li:MIENS/GLISY (4953N : 022,5E). ~
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(iv) strip at ·BRCl.{8OS - c;rid~ : Ref:~ W3-.


RESERVE GLIDERS.
23~ E»,ch n:irfield is to nuke o.vailAblc for ~o.cp. glider nission n

snall nunber of reserve gJ.iders~ . ~ese will be .londed by

»:t:IYtJ'lita \1ith typicol ir.Iportnnt lands. If 0. glider goes

unaerviceo.ble prior to tnke;"ofI'; personnel v7i1l shift to one

or other of the reserve gliders which vdll tnko-off later in

the SDl';lC serial.

If' it cnnnot join the scriD.l, und tre l()n~ is of sufficientlY .


high priority, T.C.cor.lI'JP.nd post vr.i.ll bcrc~ostcd by the
u:irfield unit to n.om.:inA to a tn.lce-ofi\t~. .

pargJ!STRATION.
)J+. :Bm' :f'u.ll adoinistrat1ve orders see l\PPend1x "Gil.

ntinucd FlGC 8•• • ,- ••••• ~ • ~ •••••


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!UP ,!liR3ila

Bt'itish DZ/1ZS.

·L.Z. "Z': $52794­


DZ/LZ "L" 686803
L.. 2. ItS It (578:1.4
D.Z. "~I 762307
D.. Z. 'ryl! 624832
LZ/DZ "X" 640795
D.Z. "Ie" 74574b
JETTISON CONT1JNERS.

16, NO contc..i'1t'rs y":"J.l be c..."..':""..cied by any oJ-raro.ft tarr:ing gliders.

AOTION ON DRaP OR RET,E.t..SE o

/17. (i) ~r; n:i.rcraft w:Hl release tow .:;:'Opes two n:inutes o.f'ter re:!.case
of gliders. l.ll c.:L"C'cro.f~; Y.i.E. :£'J,y reciproCD..l routes to J3D.se
at height<:1 shown in lLC·sc..i1ccl f1i(lt pLc'..l.1 at .APpend:ix "0".

(ii) Aircro..ft re~.Oo.sL'"'-;,: 0.":' Clt'O":)PlllJ on tz/Dz 't1.U'Il LEFT ni'ter


relea::;~_nL or croPl;.:.nn;.

AlRORlIFT LIGHTIFQ!..

18.. l)UJ:'ing the hour3 of dD..t'knesb, mvigo.tion lights vr.i.llbe bUt'nec'f


vlhen a:i.rcrn.:::'t ~.'e yri thin 10 niles of U.K. coast on the outvmrd
o.ncl return jour!'J.o;y-c"

, ..
lJROORN'E OPER!;,TION:
.

19. (i) A schedule of the Flight TL""'l.ings, n.nd details of LZ/DZS :iB
given at . 'LPPendix "0" ond nust be read in conjunction vdth
FOm A nt L>p endix ":3", wherein units carried in 38 and 4b
Group aircrD..f't are specified.

(ii) All ]3r'itinh nircro.:ft torJing gliders v.'ill fJ.,y in singlestroon


(loose pc..:i.rs at 10 n.e cond intcrvo.ls) dbC>'V'ci:.: ~-~ . It_.,!'IJ&o
,N:nericn.n po.rc..tToop o.ircro.f't.

(iii) ''D'' + ; ominr.::ls.


~8equent resupply IJisa10ns will be t'lmvA _ 4-=nc1. be. .
m4e by ground forces through H.Q. Au-borno 'PtJroea to ~.O.O,?~
EASTCOTE.t for which orders \nll be issued separa.tc~, or'ns .
directed by F .A.1..A.

())nt'inucd Plge 7•••••• ~ •••••••


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p:l.ge 1~. 8,

RIDOVERY OF GLJDERS.

(i) r,hen the oilitnry sitUAtion penrl.ts, 38 GrOUP will c1ospo.tch

by o.il' 0. glider retrieval pnrty of D.pproxit'llltely 50 J:1en, fer

the rotrievo.l of lJt'itish Gliders.

(ii) The follm-dn.[; vehielcD yr.i.ll be required by tho rctztievn1

pnrty: ..

croDslcy Graders .. 2.
coles cranes ----- 2.
tprries 3 ton ---- 5.
11Otor Cyclcs -_..- 1.
Vttus 1 5 errt. ---- 2.
38 Gt'OUP vtill L'.orrClllge for the supply nnd trunspor~'\tion of
thesc vehicles.

RIDO'VERY OF PAR.!\.CHUTES.

26. Arrnnccuents rTill be nucle for J....rfJy personnel, -r..tJ,en tho


J:1:i~i tury 3itun.tion per.l'llts, to retrieve such p..'LrD.chutes as
c..re founc.l, ond return thCl:l throuGh ArJ:ry unit resources to
b euch uroo. for tran:3Port to U.K. (Cnra.in[rton ),

ESTJillLISHiv1EJfr OF !.ffiFmLD eOJ-ITROL.

27. ~e IX T.C.e. "till nnkc o.w.ilc.blc the all' lift ncccs~>nry to


tr<mSJ?Ort personnel o.nd air trc.nsportnble oquipr.1ent to
establish o.irficld control if ruld ,i'hen DXlY J.,..·mc.ling strips c..re
ncnring coqplction. personnel 0.nd oquipucnt Yiill bc
dctD.Ucd by Drrangeo.cnt betw'oen 38 GrOUP end IX T.e.e.

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28. . FOr full cor:u:runicc.tionn details soc .;'J?l)cncli.x "E".

29. AOENO~:L1!lDGE.
I I

Af~~ (L. V.E.ATIG1fSON)


r.'ing COl.1r.k.".llc1er.
fJi::ot;t1o~ QOtD1nding.
~. Q. ~8 GrOUP. n.,l.i,F._
~.
..... ... . . " - .~'-.,. ... - ; .. _.:

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~IS;rg;p3unON

far Qpero..tion order No.8~ ... .

Qpcro.tion ''Mt~''

H.Q. P.A.A.A••••••••••••• . ". ••• • •• 1 ..· 2


H.Q. S.H.A.E.F•••• , ••••• . •••••• ••• •• • 3 ... J.
'jo

H.Q• .A.E.A.F • • • • • • • • • • . ••• ' •• , • •• • •• 5 ... 6

H. Q. Airborne T-t'Oop S (MD.m) • •• • . • •• ••• • .n ·7 8

H. Q. J30tlbcr (pT.lr.ruJ.d ••• • •• . ••• • • •• . ••• • ..~ · 9


H.Q. l'P.l (Dr. )Airborne ))ivision. • •• ••• • •• 10 ... 12

H.Q • .1'P,1O c;ro~.. . ••• ••• ••• • •• . ••• • • •• l3


H.Q. ,NO.ll GrOup •• · ••• ••• ••• • •• ••• • •• 14

M.L.O. ]t'.reh."J:l ••• ••• ••• • • • • •• ••• • •• 15

()Ol:lr.1Ilndcr GJic1er pilots • • • • • • • •• • •• ... 16 ... 18

H.Q • .IX 1J:'OOP cv..rrior ca-.lX'.!ld ••• • •• ••• '" 19

H.Q. IX Air FOrce. ••• ••• •.•• • •• ••• • ... 20

H.Q • .W.4-6 at'Qu;p.. •• • ,., • • • • •• ••• • •• 21

(lODlhined Air oor.n..'U1.d rest, E:tStcotc••• ••• • .. 22 25

O.C., R.A.F. B!'ize Norton... ••• . • •• • •• • •• . 26 -28

O.C., R. A.F• .r-prvroll...


O. C• ,R.A. F. .]tlirford..
O.C., R. l~.F. ·Kcevil ••• ••• ••• • ••
•••
•••
•••
•••
• •• • ••
• •• .,­• •• ••• 29 .. 31

...32 - 34

... 35 ... 37

0.0., R.A.F. TOrro..nt RUShton ••• • •• ••• ... 38 .... l.j1J

O.C., ~,~.F. Br0o.dr-roll. ••• ••• .,. ••• ,....


••
U43

·44 ... 46

O.Q., R.A.F. nolm ~~~y •••• ~ •••• . •••


O.q., R.11.F. Blnkchill pa.rr.1. ••• .·0. • •• ... 47 49

O.C.,. 1'P.3.4 Wing.... •••. ••• ... • ••


H.QoNO.~ Group•••. .• ".'
o •C. NO. 2l. :rndep. .Flro... (JOy.
••• • ."
•••
• It.
• ••
..,
• ••
• ••
• •• 50

• •• 51

••• 52

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... .,....••• •••••• .,.•••• ,••..••••• •••• 5354

... . . '. •• .•.. •••


S.11.,.S.•0. • ... • •.• .
G/co..pt. Qps... . .... '"

••
••
••
• .. 55

G.S.o.l, 38
.....
GrOUP.
.
• ••• •
.. ••• .•... . ••• •••
••• • •• ••• • ••
••
.Oo. ...... .... ..... •• • , .. •• • • ••
Qps. .(Records) .....
• 56

57

••• " .....•... ..... .... • ••


apS. HOOLl ' 58

File
••• • ••• · ....
... ..... .....'......... ••• • ••
•• 59

•••
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.... ...

• ••
60

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C.S.O,. , . • •• . • ••
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61.';1

7).
e.

lJ.Ppendix "A" to 38 croup


OPerution order No.52~.
operation "MARlOO".

ORDER OF .
BAT'rLE

GrOup. stution sqUD.c1rons A:ircrc.ft

6lst T.O.GI? nnrkston Hen.th - ]Yl.1rotus,

313th T.O.GI? FOJJd.ngbnn - ~otus.

314th T.C.GP. soJ.tby .. tp..k;ota.s,

315th T.O.GI? spc.n.l:!oe ... ~ta.s·.

316th T.O.GI? cotteSL1Ol:'C .. :!Jl,kotc.o •

4.34th T.O.GP. Alderrnston .. ~tc..o •

435th T.O.ap. WJlf'ord .. ]J:lkotc.s,

~6th T.O.GP. MGr.lbury ... J).'\kotM',

1,.37th T.O.GP. chilbolton .. rclrota.s•

It,}8th T"O.GI? GI'cenhv.r.1 car·lDDn ..


lJl,kotus •

439th TaO.GP. B0.1derton - l)Okota.s"

440th T.O.GP~ :sottcsfard - J:Pkota.s,

44lst T.O.GI? It-'UlgDr ... nnJrotn.s,

4J+2nd. T.O.GP. RX:lSbury ... D-''I.kota.s.

:r:xth T.. 0.0.PATHFTIIDER


SCHOOL N. fJith:lI..t ]J:'.kotn.s.

38 GROUP, R.A.F. nrize Narton 296 Alber.1..."I.t'les.


297 .A;l.b er.1..'U'les.

H).!'vrell 295 [t:irlings.


" st:irlings,
570

1teevil 196 stirlings.


" 299 st:irlings,

" ]Uirford 190 stirlings.


620 stirlines,'

~n.nt RUShton 298 I.p.lifnxes.


" 644- I-J'I.lifa.xcs.

46 GROUP , R.A.F. }31:'0 a.drrell 512 ncirotn.3.


575 JP.kota.s ..

Ixnt!l lJ:lpncy 4B nakotn.s'.


271 ]Jlkota.s.

nakoto.s ,
"
/\FeJJ::i.,;:D::LX "Ditto .38 crou;P­
ATIC 1l1)\71~', 1J::;:NT
O'pe:~D.tion o:.~der NO • .52(,~
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. .-". . - -
f Jr OIJcrat:i.on "L::tJEF],1I 0 l
~--------- ' .

1i'Ir:.2~P
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_
I~IPT
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- _I
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_ _• nR [TI8I~
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. ~
l : -.-~.r
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'f' I
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.

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2 2.1 111d.para"coy. .38 Q?o 7 - 12 -~.AIRForID X I :r--' or,:"';:""J !luthfinclet'


33 1 fPrder 46 ap. l6l-l84- 24 S H !-pur

34- 7 :RDSB 46 GP· 185':"196 12 S ~,DJ03


35 1 fPrder J.97-208 12 S
36 HQ J. ilL nde. 209-218 10 S

37 7 :RDSB 46 GP. 2].9-242 24- s H-t-0007


.38 J. ~rder 46 ap. 24,3-262 20 S H-rOOlO
39 181 Fd. NJlb. 263 1 s
'40 Adm:in. 264.-265 2 S

4J. 7 :RDSB. 46 op. 266-285 20 s H~l3


42 18J. I'd. ,Nnb. 286-290 5 s
4J 2 Sa SWfords. 38 Cp. 291-312 22 S H~l6
44 18J. Ftl•.Nnb. 313 1 s
45 7 pr. JI']Y:.. 38 ap. 3:14-321 •RUSHTON. z
46 ' para~Bde. 322':".324 " z
47 AIL Bde. .325-326 " Z

48 ll/~ :stY. 38 GP. 327':"347 21 TON Z H..ool9


~ __ ~
49 AIL Lt.Regt.
____-L______________-L____
348-353 6
________- J__ ~ ~ ____ ~ ____ ~
z
____ ~ ______ ~ ______ ~~ ______ ~ ______L__ _ _ _ _ _ _L----~----~---------~
<

ALLOCATION OF AffiCRAFT p ,q ge No. 2 to

ll.nd Appendix HB'I .

A.IR MOV::!lL~JT TABLE


.. saw'?'] s
FillS T LIF ':P - BR! TISH GLIDERS & P. p. Ii'.

!
I .

Ser- A/B 1~1.irborl1e lt1.i t Chut3S I


J /
A; C rind ~iinpl .~ 11i~i[" Time -:rime of
i:'l.l Block ( D1clude R ...\ .. F. no. of No. T"ke-oft DZ p/c ~j1.d &.J. Ui YE10:'l-i:. issued Gliders COl!Jpleted of Drop or
d os i 2,,12 tioi1. of US 'ICC AIC of Airfiolcl or Gliders lon clir'1.[:; by rG~dy T"ke I.nl1.c1in~:
=To. no.
Sori..,l co ). Unit. ( Chnlk) Gli ­ LZ c)v·,ilo,.ble COiinlot3c1 (BRlnSH) for Off.
d c r .s for lo:-1.dil'lt - bv oJ
only

B15 50 Reece S~n. 38 Gp 354-375 22 ,


T.RUSH'ION Z H-tD025

51 17-pr /..; 'lk. 376-378 3


Z
52 Admin. 379-380
2 z
Bi6 53 9 Pd. Coy. ~-~ • .s.. 38 Op 381-39 6 16 KEt'.,VIL z
54 1 A/L Lt. Re8 t 397-405 9 z

B17 55 Corps HQ J8 Gp 406-430 25 HARV{£1,L N 774 540) H-tD058

Bi8 56 HQ 1 ,\/B
Div. 38 Gp 431-440 10 PAIPJ!'Olm Z H+0034

57 1 A/L Lt•.R,3£,'t. 441-4541 14 Z

. KE2YIL Z H+0037

B19 58 1 A/L Lt. R fl.s:t. 38 Gp 456-:458 3

59
1 P~.r;". Bdo. 459--4}8
20 Z
60 .~~ clliril1.. 479-480
2 z
B20 61 Corps H~! 38 Gp 4811-487 '7 HAR 'ELL N 774 54 0} H+0101
1320.\. 61J\. Cor'J S HQ 38 Gp 488-493 6'7Yc..CO VW,TSIDT IT H+0057

BLOB 62
~I

1 ~\'/ L Lt.~~o5t. 494 -505 12 H:JC"lIi:LL Z H+OO40

... )./.
13 PAD?..FOIID z H-tD043

~
_"_I 63 1./L Lt. :2egt. 38 Gp 506-518
64- ;.\c1nin. 519 1 Z
Am Movam'fl' TABLE
aJ 4?; ­
JO.ge I'fO •.3 __Al?pend::tx: liB II

38 GroUP oPera.tion Ot'd* 52G

...
SECOND LIFT - BRITISH m.;rpERS - (D + 1).

,
: -"
and EquipElent chutes ~VC and :E}ilpla.ni.ng
!
Set"­ AID Airborne l)lit J.p. Ajc Tim£' TiLle of
:io.l Block (mclude R1\F 1-lO. of' of' rrnke-<>f':f' LZ GJiders loo.cling issued Gliders completed. of' ])r'op at' .
N:l. 1'10. designation of' usroc iVC pti­ Airfield OR avnil.o.bl cor.rpleted by freo.c1y ~ IAnclin.f RcrJArks •
serial CO). unit (Chalk) b.crs DZ for by (BRITISH) if'ar em- off
I 'r\!~(l;.,..,,.,. ,..,..... - , ' ,T
""', " ..... -l ..........
..
f-' '...., ,

1322
76
2 s. stn:f'f'ord. 4£ Gp. 750--771 22
BRO};l)1'lELL s PC-rOO1 7
1323
77
2 IV~ nty. 4£ qp. 772-792
21
BLAKEIITLL FM. X
I

Dc+OO20
78
Aclm:.in. 793
1

B24 79
7 KDSB. 4£ GP. 794--799 6
001'lN k'i1PNEY S pc+OO2.3
80
1 J30rder. 800-805
6
,
81 181 Ftl.NJb. 806-810
5

82
Achm. 8ll~15 5

1325
83
2 s. staf'fards. 4£ GP. 816-833
18
nROllDWELL S Pc+OO26
1326
84- 1 Inra.Bde. 4£ GP. 834­ 1 BR011.D1.VELL X

I
Pc~29
85
ACb1n.. 835
­
1
.
86
tnlallotted. 836-8~1. 2

If2.7 87
1 A/L Lt.Regt. 4£ GP. 837-8q.2 6
D01V.t'i AMPNEY X
~+<Xl32
88
9 Fd.OOY.R.E. 843-848
6

89
Admin. 849-858
10

If2.8 90
HQ 1 A/B Div. .38 ap. 886-889
4i1 lM1NSTON X

I
~+OO35 a WlOOS. ,
91
1 A/L Lt.Regt. 859-88.5 27

92

93

1 I01.Iaro..nde.
21 rndep.FU'a. COy
8ge-899
900

10

1
I , I
I iwF - II

f I

I
J
l i
I •
!,:i).".­ I
I I
I

#.t~ · .
.lLffi MOVl!lAENT TABLE FUge NO.zi to ltppendix "B" to
.38 Group oPeration ar-der N'0.52g....

== weT - BRITISH G = Ii£~t : ' 4" ~ .

---"­ _ _- - - , , - - - - - - - . , , - - - - - = - - - - 1 ;· -- -- - - - - - .- -- -. - --- ---- . -- - - ----r-- -'- - - r - - -­ - ---'.


ser- I .J.\jB 'irborne 1lrl.t- 'NofO. i A/C a.lld'EQuipmeni; utes I I
C and E1IJ?lruring Tir.J,e T:ime of
:inl ok (:include .of a/o TD.ke-off DZ Gliders loading . ssued by liders completed of l)r'op or
l.p. esignation ((JhD.lk) Gli­ Airfield OR avniJ.n.b1 ar.1pleted (BRITISH) ea<3¥ Toke r;mding Rera.o.rks
erial CO). ders LZ for by only :r:r•
-- ---­ --+--l-~~
, -""'rl';'"I"'\N
- --. --' --"-­ -- ••-- -. ­ - _ .. --.. ~ - p .• • • •- .

1329 94 7~ Aj'lY:.. ~1-908 8 • T.RUSHTON X x+OO4O


95 p;lra.B<le. 909-9ll 3fPIc
96 A/L Bde. 912 lJiDn
97 dmin. 913-915 3:flUL1

D30 98 9~6-918 3 T.RUSHTON X


99 919-929 11

illl 100 15 F.AIR.roRD X


101 5
B32 102 20 :KI:EVIL X
ill3 103 70-974 5 Hl..RWELL X X...o0,52
103A 74 A,B,C 4­ HARWELL X eoiD.l R..AF Of, •

n34 104 GP. 90-1003 14­ FAIRroRD X


105 004-1009 6

D.35 106 10-1029 20 KEEVIL X x;OO58


ill 7 107 e-supply ?Bt'~. GP. 75-989 15 HARWELL L
108 e-supply Bt". 30-1049 20 HARIVELL L

_ _ 1..._ _l - -_ _ ___ _ _--.!-_ _ _...L-_ ,I


_ __ ........._
'
1 - - -- -
.....
I
I
__ .___ - -l....._ _ _- ' - -_ _ _-L.._ _ _ .J-­ _ _ "---_
i

f...IR MOVEi:,IEIfr T:..nill '"


po.~e No.5 to ].ppendix ''TI''

= - =TISII G-~
38 Gr'oup (l>eration Ot"der •
No. 529_
TlITRD

-----.. ---- --- --- "'I----- ----- - - - - - -- ---.rrtr"


Sm'- Il ' Airborne UnJ..1.r t 'NO. 0"1 'Alc o.nd {QUiPli1cnt'CiiUtCS - ~Vc on t TiLi
I~.of 1',./C GJ.c1r 1 T..rum-OFF
i

R.A.F.I I
>

inJ. IBlock (in~lude. LZ Gliders OQding issued Glider Enplaning of


I-P I w. desJ..gnatJ..on usmc I (Chalk) or JURFIELD OR availn.b1 COl7lJ>lctec1 by reQay Completed Tnlo REMARKS.
• I
~ll3
01: Serial. co)•

p:>lish Jlde.
unit.

38 (;P.
Ale. ~

~-J.39-- -20 I T-.R-usr-rro-N.


DZ lfar
--f~u.ne.. .------...-"QnJ.y~--
by (DRITISH) for er.J:
.
of

n39 'l1.4 BJl.ish Bde. 38 qp. J.4O-154 15' KEEVIL L

PAC ll5 £>78 Avn.Eng.]3Il. 38 ap. lOw T.RUSHTON. IL


B4J. 116 Re-supply (IJt') • 38 ap. 33 HL'J{rJELL V

D42 117 Re-supply (IJl:' ). 38 GP. 33 KEEVIL V

Dl+3 ll8 Re-sUPPly (w). 38 GP. 34 FJUR[i'ORD V

PM­ 119 Re-sUPPly (w)_ 46 GP. 21 DLtl.KEfITLL V

1345 Re-sUpply (Br). 46 GP. 2J. . ]))1"7N AMPHEY V

:046 Re-<3upply (:ar). Jr6 gp. 21 BRDlillWELL vr

__-L__ ~ _________ ~ ____L-____ J-~ _______ ~ __ ~ ____ ~ ____ ~----~--- ~~----~~~


!
- ..!,.... _ .. - ____
~
.-1

NO~: serial NQ. of RED or BLUE HORsL\S ,T.ill be entered in REMARKS COLlUN.

I
!

OPEI:1'\.TION I , Tn. NIDe.xt.rr'e to


I operation ~der 1~.52b ­
~:.L\RY OF LmCRAFT fill AT l2:L200B IIMlffiKET" •

~I-=~__~P~~~A~~C~·_~_-
~· ____-=~____~TU~G~~A~R~C~-"_~
· ____~~ II -2G~~ --~'~~--~
· __
____~U __~G.~IJD~
ER_PllDTS (crum~ ). !
l 38 Gt'oup 46 Gt'oup I IX TOO II 38 croup 46 (;t'oup IX TOO II
HAM !, HOR ,I 004A !I BRITISH I AMERIClIlf

FIRST LIFT: I -" ( .' !I


I r

1.
2.
3.
101 (US) Airborne Div.
82 (US) Airborne Div. .
1 Airborn~ Div. 12 PFF
4.32
4P£
143 19(]JC
70
5('
i
I
13 3(7
I 70
50
J 320
Ii 70
50

4. H. Q. Airborne COrps. 38 32 6 il 38 I
IDTAL FIRST LIFT 12 .1055 228 130 120 J.J 3.39 126 l 358 12C
SECOND LJFT:

L 101 (US) Airborne Div.


450 45C I

2. 82 (US) Airbor:tJ.e Div. 450 450


I
3. 1 Airborne Div. 126 146 no 15 237 4 256
4.
5.
rolish nele.
Re-BUPPly. 35
10
~~~~~~----------~~-----+------~------~~------+-------~-------~----+---~--------~-------+------------4
10 t 10

WTAL SEX)OND LIFT 35 126 156 no 15 247 9<.4 266 900

Tl:URD LIFT:
1. 101 l!Airborne Div.. 382 382 382

-1I
2. 83
3. 878
US Airborne rP-v.
eer- Avn. En- lC
402
40 10
4f.~ I" 402
I '+'-' 10 40
4. A:1rf'ield. omtrol Units 13 5 8 5 8
5. rolish nde. lJ.4. jl 35 35 35
6. Resupply (1P) ~((' + 66:V:
66
TOTAL TImID LIFT 114 100
45 837
· ~l_
k============:!:====:±::===±===::::::id==-===:l::===:::d==--==---!!.:__
I
J.(. ! 4£ 832 ! - - 5-0 - -'- --8-32- ---1
- __ '-. - _- - --J~j--,:;.--""-
..=i ____~_=---"="-_-==t

~ or as Lrov as possible~ whiahever :is the gt'eater.


• .
lIPPend:i.x"e" to 38 GroUP
operation order No~529~
FLIGHT PLtU'f QpCrn.tion ... 1'MlI.RKET".

14 lNFOIMATION ~

(i) GROUND SPEEDS.

A:ircro.ft ROute out _ ROuteIJl.ak

Dlkotn (parn..re-supply). J40 Ll. P.h. 150 m.. p .1'14


Dllmto. (JPrsa glider). ll5 l:l.p.h. 150 m.. p.h.
Albooarlc (:aorsn glider). 125 m.p;,h. 165 m.p.h.
Albenarle (¥.nco glider). 125 r.l.p.h. 165 T.1.p.h.
stirling lPElthf'inder pura)~ 175 m.P.h. 180 T.lep. h.
stirling wrsa glider). 145 m.p.h. 180 m.;p~h.
stirling para. re-supply). 175 T.1.p.h. Jl30 m.p.h.
EPli£nx !~lcer glider). 130 m.p.h. 180 u.P.h.,
HJ..lif'ax wrsa £lider) " 145 m.p.h. 180 ra.p"h.
IPlif'ax par~ ro-supply)" 175 n.p.h. 180 Ll.p .h.

2.. ROUTE DETaILS (3/3 and 46 Groups):


. (i) liOU'l!E:
• 'J
-=- ... ..

BASE to:­
Hat£ield
~sn. "D" !.Antigua) (52'>08 f20 ''N 0J.°36iJ.5 1'E)
~sn.ItO" Bermuda) (51°4,3 tJS~ 03°41 '30"E)
. IOsne I'D" cplumbia) (5J.°38150"l'{ 04°05f521'E)
1 !Lfl,rget R. V. (IQsn.E) (51038 f J.5"N' 050lBr40"E)
DZ/LZ - ARI.'1HElvI liREA.
All ajrcro.t't tl.n'n LEFT af'ter release or drop and return to Ill\SE vin. reoiprooal ~.
• •

,. [j§LglJ.i~

(i) '1".I."
"' 0', ' '.,,, ·, ··..·,· ve:l -_',' ::'.,
~ 'r ' ~,., "'-, -t.
u_ u " [j C~.)
-,L', ("< Tor
~ '--"j -~;-
al' r Cl~<:- .n +u ~~r e "'u··•;11"'S ("v ,- .~ t J."1'7
' :.J//T
J • .• r7 c
'-' . ._A;~ 1 ,O) 'u~ '1°
...., •• J . ~. r
-J t;·~L.',J>::l
Y"1.c" ~ .' r
-l 0 '1' ,.
V0c "1
__ fc " fp.idcncu
<1. __
CJ
..J ( -).

only l~!J : ay 'be alt c1r-:~J o. l;c(; ~ding to the w:i.nd '';3L) ci,+'y on the DS.~T of the O·~eratioil ..

(ii) "Take-offtltiIDf:Lj at Stat ~L G:ll Co::mna;nc,ers c.iscretion ..

(iii) 10 '::liles has b38n Qdded to ' distance from DZ/I.Z t8 '.['2,rget R. V. t ., allow for flight rast DZ IJ7. and

turn onto recip::ocal route.


All aircraft to take--off and. form up on tracks ai' 2550 ('1') and 075°(T). Aircraft to fly In

(i v)
"loose -pairs" line astern at 10 second interva.ls ..

(v) BRIZE NORTON aircraft ope:rating from MA:..~STON


T
AID fly direct to POSITION TAMPA 51°55 55"N

02 0 40 T OO"E, then to posltlon "C".

.
4. TJME SCHEDULE for 38 and 46 GrOUP Aircrnf't.
AJiIIfP
pD.g~to

APpenclix
~"c 11'T.

".~
_

S II PA PB PC T P PC PD PA H
B A ON" oE o 0 A o o 0 o E oN A HEIGHTS
R TAKE-OFF I-P. DZ T S T SR S L RR LZ S S L SR S T T
I AlRFIEID of OR TASK F N I If lvI NU GV OR N NU NM HI F REMARKS.
A Ale; LZ I G U 11 E DZ 1i U G I our BACK
L E BU C D DB T E DD C D DU E
L A A I I A A L
D A A D
P.F.F. AIID· FIRST GLJJ)ER LIFT
F.AIRFDRD 6 S PFF -0157 -0128 -0056 -0050 -0032 It-0020 H.:.oOO5 H+QOl.3 +0019 +0051 +Oll9 2000 4000
F.AIRroRD 6 X PFF ;..JJ157 ~128 -0056 ....()()50 -0032 n-000 5 H+OO1.3 +0019
If""0020 ~51 +Oll9 2000 4000
BROADWELL 24- S Horsa -0229 ~l45 ~56 -0046 Ira018 H+0017 +0038 +0045
II IPur +0123 +0157 2500 5000
J ;..JJ226 -0142 -0053 -0043 11+0003 H+0020 ~41 +0048
n-00 15 +0126 +0200 2500 5000
13LAKEEIJI,L Bf. .34- S Jprsu
OOWNJiMPNEY 24- S wrsn. -0222 .:.01.38 ~049 -0039 H-oOll
H+0007 +0024 +0045 +0052 +0130 +0204 2500 5000
BROADWELL 23 S wr sa -0219 -0135 -0046 ~36 H~OO8 H+OOI0 +0027 +0048 +0055 +0133 ~207 2500 5000
OOTIN liMPNEY 25 S :rJ.l:lrsn. -0216 -0132 ;..0043 -0033 }I-0005 H+OO13 +0030 +0051 +0058 +01.36 +0210 2500 5000
MANSTON 23 S Hor&.".. -0057 -0034 }I-0025 II HOur H+ooIG +00.32 +0051 +0058 +Oll5 2500 6000 )SUb. TflMPl1
MlINSIDN 27 Z ~054 ;..0031 n~. ooe2 H+0003 H+0019 +0035 +00 54 +0101 +Oll8 2500 6000 )for Psn..D.
T.RUSHTON 13 Z I{Dl'n. -ollO ;..0026 H-OOI7 H+0007 H+0022 ~037 +0055 +0101 ~1.33 +0201 2500 7000
T.Rus}ITa{ 27 Z -0058 ;..0019 Iraon II+OOll H+0025 +0040 +0058 +0104 ~1.36 +0204 2500 7000
KEEVIL 25 Z ~055 -0016 H-0008 H+OOl4 I!+0028 +0043 +0101 +0107 +01.39 +0207 2500 -,000
HLffiWELL 25 82 tiD -0052 -001.3 J-~005 H~017 H+0031 +004-6 ~104 +0110 +0]42 +0210 2500 7000
Div.nrea.
+0107 ~ll3 +0145 +021.3 2500 7000
+OllO +oll6 +0148 +0216 2500 7000
~ll3 ~ll9 · +0151 +0219 2500 7000

s ~2J2 -0128 ~055 +0102 +02l4 2500 5000


1322 BROllDWELL 22
]323 BLfJ\EHILL EM. 22 X -0209 "'()125 +0058 +0105 +0217 2500 5000
n24 JX)1'71f lJlPNEY 22 S ~206 -0)22 +0101 ~108 +0220 2500 5000
n25 DROllDr,~ 18 S -o20,} ""()ll9 +01011- +<=Jill ..0223 2500 5000
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SCHEllJI,:1il OF NAVIGATIONAL AltS

. i

~reka Beacon COffilBS3_ Beac Lights Panels Smoke ~es:OQnsibility(F.xcept


Coordinates
eo Wrans d"IFr;:_-l.:!..Co.:::d~e~r:;o;;.1;.;0~r+0:...::0~d::::_e~C..:::o..::::l..:::o.=.r'....:tT=-'-+'L:::.:::.et.:..t.::.:e::.::r:.....-::+C:...::o:..:l:..:o:.:::r~~c~c.::u=l..:.t.:::.:s&:::.
Co . _. b
,
.~Searchlight s ) ": -
B»lARKS .'
B C 8ea.rc} ~ht " *NOTE:-On ftrst . liilt all air­
52-)3-40N 100-04-10E jJ D "Mil ' 14 "W' Cone II Mil - - - 52nd 'I'rp Ca ~yg ___ ~ ~aft fo~m/L~II}T~and m/LZ"T"
B C swci ~ht .. ".Till.use Eureka anel ~,p Beacons
11)1 4S-I))1f' !oO 14-45iv E D '!H" 1')60 I "HII ConeltH" - - - ~~rdTrp Ca 11g . set u-o on m"OI.Green smoke on
j
B · C O c c - I 1 1 1 . " . and red smoke .on "Til ,... ill b
I
! .Al~TIQ.UA- . 11)2 OS-20~T en -,6-1I)E "!G. DtiA" 16gB "AII ...l t II A" - - - IX·T.e.C. the only ,gid~ set un on DZ/LZ'!'P aQ.,
:8 ~. "0.'" 142 h " "" '0'" l6uCIC-t and · DZ!LZIl'i111 during first lift.
ATTl,T 151-44-00N.OO-I)4-25E III "I)" - -
60th Try Ca W g A white "Danel "T" Ill8y be avail- -
BORN:EO 151 .. 22-21)}!OI:....26-1)51!l
B
E
C
!l
C , J ) ,

. ..
liB" -
I_
-r--=-
O c c - . able on LZ "F" for the glider
ult "B" - - - Ro •• IX':].C.C~serials of lift one4 All tu.,g
1-:::~:::=:~--+.L:~;:':
.. ;:;;::
~-~;').:;..~r.::::..:...~:.......=:~..4.L-=-+-B~+---'C~+·----=::..-r------ I 1Fb1gtm - ·q.i rcraft go i ~g t Q LZ II}T II 0r LZ

&-;TA:::::.;~::::.;PA~---.:_-J,.15c.·1::...-..L5;11)-')~.·
: · 02-40-00E ~ D "K" - I.- G~T
---=--""'7"'- - f:I~lX ~.G. C..!._ _ _ "T.~
"K" ___ -=_ __ usc Eureka a.na. IfF · Bea~
"'ill
:bz "0"* '- - E* C* "0" 14"gl) * "0"* YELLOiv \HI"f.G]"0" VIOLE'l'~2ndPathfinder Co.
- - on aids" on m"OIl. Smok~ an2:_ _

I--=!=DZ~-n'KC!::.LT-lI.:..*~-.J--~_~-+--_---+*7-+-......:*:---+--* * i * - - - GR"EEN ~2nd Pathfinder Co.


- nanols will 'be set U"D as schecl­
, DZ "'1'''* ~~ . - * * * * * -1 _ - - ~_ RED ~2n(T Pathfinder Co.
- ;led fo~ Lz"rl''' andWT".-i.ll
I~ LZ "N" * - -
t..-=:L::::z-n!:.T-,,=*==·==~===~~_-_-=--~-=-~I~-"_-=--_--_-
B*
:8*
D4' liN" 1688* TlI *
D* I liN II . * -!.- *
i"r
vlHI TE* I·W.dITw.
R1!lD*
.""I1N" G~J ~2nc1 ~~.thfiri.der Co. resu1>ply
-
-
. l'lHITE" T" iRED
-.
-
S2nd Pathfinder Co. ' will-use--aIl the navigational
f32nrm-DI V) missfo ns
DZ "A" .. - E D "All 14~5 . ; "A" - - RED 1v5'iITE"A"jGREEN ~.Olst Pathfinder C~ aidsschecl.-uled-forU"li:ii:---­
~D~Z~"..!ll].::.II---I--~_=---"'+---=-----+-L~+--=C~+--:'~'=BII 1')21) "B" - - w::.:rITE 1\THlTE"3" RED [Olst Pa.thfinder Co. **:NOTE:-Only one set of EureY-..a,
DZ "C"** - 8** c** "!B'II<* ~** ''B"** - - YELLOW' 1'1HITJ!\"B" VIOLYl'IIOlst Pa.thfinder Co. and MF bea<Xins will be used for
LZ IIWn - - I B C IIW" 1521) "1'1" - - WHIT~ 1mITE!!1.,1I R1:D fOIst Pa.thfinder Co. DZs"B" and "C". It will be
~. ~. ~~--
DZ "K~"_ _-+___-. _ _-+_ _-_ C A "K" - - - - \'l~TE 1¥.:-l:ITE"K" Bl.JUE :<:::lst Ind. Pa.re.• Co;r.!.-~eoded as scheduled. Panels and
LZ "LI! - - A D "L" - .1 - lWHITE VERY - W="UTE"LIt VIOL:~~21st Ind. Para. Coy. smoke will .be used a.s scheduled
. -.-+--+---+---+------i,f----I-==-=-f~ --c--:-~-------- to disting2:sl1 between the
~L-Z----","-=S=,,---+------+---- C B "8" I - - WHITE VTr!RY - \'1HI~ VIOLm~lst Ind. Para. CO~T. areas •
. . DZltX" - - - - A B "X" - - - - WHITE · W"rlITE"X" BL~ 2-1st Ind-. P;.re.~-· ", ~f-:-**-*-N-O~-E-!-S~-a.-c~:
r-h'l-:--c
igh'"""tC--c-o-n-e-c--o-n-_-
....LZ "Xn - - A:B "X" - I - rR'mD ~ - i'fBI T.Bll1 X" VIOL~'I 21st Ind. Pa.r,g. Coy. sists of -E', searchlight s wi thaRE
lED 1P~.~ne at_5OVOT, 'lff'cloudbe.se if
~Z "Y" - - 'j D C "Y" - - - - R"BD lffiIT.l!l"ylI G-~T 121st Ind. P"'.r~. C~~I-!ower.!-~~ other light will
LZ "Z" - - l}U D II zIt - - ~ 1rmry - WHIT..1iJ"ZIt VIOL.."'illi21st Ind.Pp..ra . COY. be coded ib turn.
/V1/A I~\ ~\.lq-;1~~Ol'''3.aoa.iH~ECot:> 'M~_ - - ~i."..:~M··- - - ' . . , . 1~~A-.17(.:'.e
STJ:?PLY J).P ."L"I •
~PFLY D.P. "V"I -
- j~ D ' ~Ln
- ____ _ _ A . l J,. "V" -
~
.- I -
I- I .- :'_...- _.__. -
WHI TE 1V'"3I'l'E"L'" t - _ ~ls_~ l.1!d. Fe.ra. _Coy.
:. 1mTT.~ . tNHI}~'EnVttT - _~16t_.ln<l~ ~ r8:>. _Q.;-:QY
--'-"-f_

~'.• +--_-_--~_-_-
I-- -----_
. _-.--~__~-=I
_ ---
A.ircraft on t h e cO':Tidor to 10ht A/:3 Div. DZs & LZs Wlll p<lSS o'Tflr a '1hite Panel "'l''' & yellow smok~ fjOOO ycl.s. bf1:£'ore they- Tea.ch the enemy
lines a:fter p13.sdng DELOS(the 101st A.lB Div. I.P •• 1)1-06--,1)0~r . . , . ShOaE .
04-58-i7~). . IfARK'~l ff _ '.

•• r~ . _ _ _ _..---!..._ _ ~ _ _ _.........._ _ _

APpendix liD" to 38 Group


OPernt~on order No.5a$,
far OPerntion ''1''['\RKET".

DfflLLIGEIfCE
I

.. ,
MlLITt\RY SITU"~TION.

1.
- .
AIR.

(c.) single Engine Fighters,

~e continued retreo.t of the Gerr.1D.l1. '"~ FOrce has denuded


]rnnce, :selgiun nnd :cpllnnd of single Engine Fighters. The fig).1ter
nirf'ields in ond around the RUhr n.nd in the vicinity of nrCi:1.en now
nccarJr.x>dn.te a considernble farce of these o.ircrDi't. . within operntioml
rnnge (160 r:dIes) of the targets nrc bnsed 4.35 single Dleine Fighters 'plus
20 Fighter Bonbers and .35 Single D1g~e l;p.ght Fichter::!. of' those•
.315 ere based in the DlSseldorf, COlognQ, n.nd l30nn arcc.s w:i.thin 60 to 85
niles of the nost souther~ wget. · These nrc therefore Mle to
operate, frOL1 the rnnge point of view, not only in the tnrgct areas, but
over the hst 75 to 100 niles of the route n.luo.

The scrvicrobilit-J of these n.ircrnf't is estiuD.ted to be


npproxn~lll teJJr 5C%to 55%, therefore, if the vm.ole of the encqy' s nw.iJ.abIe
single :Engine Fighters were concentrnted ngninst this opero.tion, which
seCl:lS :iI:tprobable in viCTl of his coI:1r.litJ.:1ents in support of his ground foroes,
n totn.l of 220 to 240 o.ircraft, plus sx;! 30 Fighter IPubers nnd Ni~ht
Fighters oould bc put into service nt o:ny one tn.te.

The Ge!"L1.."U1 Air rrorce r.~ rUso call on their ST.1.."..ll force of
up to .30 Me.262 jet...propelled fiel1ter boubcrs., but these nre thoueht to be
bo.sed u:'\inly in soutli and eo.st G.erT-1D.l'\Y.

(b) TVM Engine FicJltors.


125 1'7in Engirle Fighters nre still bo.scCl. in B.ollnnd. rlith a
:f"ut'ther 290 nircrDi't IT.i.thin effective opero.tiono.l rnnge of the to.reets.

The encr.v MS so for shoYm notenclency to use his TiM :Engine


Night Fi:;htcrs C.Cc.innt c:"hytir.te opora. tions. gi.s single EnGine Fighters
have been so hD.rd..pressecl recently tho.t it is rcn.sonablc to suppose th."..t his
TWin Dlgine Fighters \iQuld Mve been con:ti.tteu. ·i f the types in service bD.d
b 'cen considerQd. o...'\publc ot: proving e1'fcctive ugainst the Allied fighter
:t1upport.

2. GROUND.
(0.) ROute,
!!I! •

The route ·hns be.en. cllDaCn 'lnr3e~ ..• Ylith u vier; to the avoichnce of
known fJ..."..lC' cnplaccncnts. Ena'\y fonmtions ho.ve however been steudily
'lidthero,vm over farries into w.lcheren is:L.'Uld c.nd thence ncross B.olln.nd f'ror.1.
vest to east. Th.ese farr.1..'\tioIW ore HJccJ.y to be protected l5 r.lObile
flAk nnd f:ire fron guns of nJ.l cDlibreo ~ould be nnticiputed, purtioulorly
in the vioinity of [ron roods.

(b ) 1DJ:"gets Neo.a• .

around. defences are shown o~ q.efenoe overprints; The


recent tcndency lnsbecn to build up defences in this vioini ty~ nnd nore guns
tmn nre shown on the overprints r.lIX3' be. encountered. The PUSSll.l3e of
ena:v troop fortlP.tions thro\l,3h the oreo,. r:JD:Y. also resUlt in s1:1nll nrr.1S fire
being directed o.gc..inst lOW-flying o.:1roro.:f"t.
!!! amp, •
p,ppenclix "E" to 38 Gt'oup
apero.tion order Nb,525
for operntion "Mlill.KET".

OOMMUNIOATIONS
I •


These orders IPJuld be rc1:'. c.l in oonjunction with .38 croup signnls

S'tf:l,f:f' lllStruotions, 0,0,0,1 D..nd ot.he:r relevnnt publicc.tions.

RADAR..
••
2, Reb.e:on lAiC.II n.nd AJ.'~!lu?N2.
The followine chD.nnels D.l1d coele letters ore nllotted. It is

~-lpMa~sed thAt the first lettm- smYIl1 is the Rebeccn i:t'nnsuittcr etnc:l the

second l.etter is the }\ebecoo. receiver. .

m ROUTE
.... . .~

PLACE. PO-ORDI NATES. OHANIffiL• ~.


HATFI8LD 51,45.5.3N 00.14.45\7 DC&ED H

"ANTIGUA" 52.08.20N 01.J6.15E DO &: ED A


A.mI 51.44.00 N OO.54.25E DO&ED 0
DORNEO 51,22.25N 01.2p.55E DO & ED D
TAMPA 51.55.55N 02.40.00E I3C&ED l(

38 (;t'oup will use ch..'1.nnel "ED" [tnc1 4-6 Group will une chnnnel "DO".

EUrekn.s en route vvill be opernted by IX Troop OU'rier oonr.k.'\l1c1.

DZ/LZS,

oh..'U1n e10.
DZ!LZ.
- --- -ooo.c.
Ie OJ\. "K"

L .PJ) "L"

S OD "S"

V Jill "V"

X pjrst Lift AD s econd Lift Jill & ED. "X"

Y 00 "Y"

Z ED " Zil

EUrekns on these DZ!LZD vrill b e operntecl by 21 s t 111.(1. PfU"n.. ooy.

3. EUrelm. lItk. II t,nc.l lIlf!PPN1.

It is enpmsised trot in the cl1..'1.nl1el o.llocntion unelcr RebeccD.


11k.II [tnd .AN!1'.Jll~ the f:ixst letter sho'rll1 is the EU!'e..1m. receiver rmd the
second letter is the EUt'ek'. transr.ritter. All EUI'cims Yfl.ll be fitted
yvith detorw.tors 'lith 15 seoonc11'uses. coding .rill be D.t the speed of
one letter every 15 seconds. 38 GrOUP Bencon rnr"';;;r ~ l{Cthcro.von, nre to
mve nvnilo.blc 24 BJ,lrelc:. 11k.ii bn.skeJcs, Y/ebbing and rcsilAtex.

oontinued pnge 2•••••••••


i' .

F1~e No,2 to
JlPP endix "E",

All .n.ircraft will Mr1"Y R.F. units 24, 25 o.ncl 27. ND.vigo.tors
nre to retune their receivers to al termtive fi-equencies if': ...

(i) ,JnnT.1ing is taking plo.ce.


(ii) Signnls disappenr or fade.
5. ;,F.F,
, .
lile regulo.tions contained in "NEUGRIP", as anendcd on l2th August
19~, Will be in operation, except tmt I.F.F. will only be mntched on by
n.tl a:lrcraf't in distress.

6. , DETONATION,
It is enpmsised th.'tt only IFF o..nd EUrckn JIB:. II nrc to be fitted
vdth detomtors, IFF CD.l1 be detono.ted in the nircro.ft, but E,'Ul"ekns Dust
not, repeat not, be detonated in the o.:ircrDi't, e.s the rnClius of possible
anmn.ge is 50 ynrds.

7. ty), \'fIT ond INTERCalin\tIUlUC:~TION.


rv;lT control 'Irill be cxer0incd. c,s folloYTo:­
station (}:l1l Sign p.!:'equeney control

9wz 3900 EPs 38 GrOUp

SJ,;; 3520 KCS 46 (jI:'oup

All .38 1?l1d 46 (;t"oup aircraft .:trc to listen out on their respective
control frequencies at 0.11 tiues ..-.,hen t hey nre not 'world.ng IVF or H/F D/F
stations, in adclition to the nornD.l hnlf-hourly intcrvc.lo. NiY broadcnsts
.rill o.lso be lJr~c"1.e at interva.ls between the regulo.r broacl cnst periods.. ' NO
frequency checks or routine cxcha.nge of siGJ,1e.ls o.re to b e uD.de on this
frequency,

8. WiT o.nd RIT SILENCE.

strict rliT o.nJ. i\lT silence :W to be n."l.intained until the E:'l81ish


const is at:'oosed on the return journey. silence ;:'k,';.y then be broken if'
necessc.ry for mvigatioroJ. purposos, but tro.nsoissions nre to be kept to a
l:'4ninur.1..

H/F D/F sections H" H e.nd N nre to be used. O,ting to the lorge
nur.1ber of aircraft involvec1, aircret;s nrc to request fixes c-.nd bearings only
jn ar:tergency. Si:xict nttcntion is to be pa.ic. to procedure nnd
operators uust listen out cnrefulJ.y before c.nd \"[hile tranSl:J.;l tting to D.void
interfering \lith other nircro.ft and so thnt the gt'ounc1 stntion cc..n stop
thar.l trc..nm.rl.tting r.men necessory" thus speec1ing up the service.

10. FIXED BEi'l.CONS.

netails of selected fixed bencons should be cnrrieu." but operators


shoulc1 be vrnrned of the effects of benconing [tnd told to treut bearing
obtained frou these boaoom vdth reserve,

ued puga 3••••••••••••••


...

i]!C1 ad at
:fO.ge No.3 to
APpendix "E".

ll, ~

R/T Dust not be used for control of fJD.rshnl.l.ing or tn.1~e-off'.

Strict allence l:1ust be r.nin.taincd unless the usc of R/T is necesso..ry fOl:'

''D.L\RI<:C', distress procedure on return over this COtUltry or for flying

control purposes during Inn:tings.

l2_ TUG/GLIDER TIfl'ERCOMMmnCATION.


All n.ircroi't c..re to be sat'Vicen.ble for tug/glider intercOI.uunl.cn.tion
before toke-off but they 'will proceed vr.i.thout l:ine intercol:1uunicn.tion
should there be n. fD.ilure on or shortJ.y n.fter tnke...off. In the event
o.f failure visUD.1 sigmls D.S ID.id dorm in .38 GrOUP S.O.P. w:i11 be used.

JJ. ~ SEA RESCUE (SIGNALS).

The correct procedure to be D.doptcd :in the event of D. forced


nJ.ighting in the seD. is to be :i.nprcssed upon w/ops. po..rticu:L.."U' enpmsis
should be In.ic1 on the D.ssistnnce rendered to n.ir-seD. rescue services if n.
good fix OM be obtlrined fror.l o.n M/F D/F section before D.lig...~ting \ming
S.O.S. procedure.

14. ...
Of:.....
lL_L....SI
..........G1'\S.
Cn.ll signs nre to be used ['.s In.ic1 dorm in .38 GrOUP S.S.I. 1'10.57.
~ch Sq~dron is to be allotted D. sepnrD.te O.C.S. The col+ective cn.lls~
will be the O.C.S. o.llotted in D.ecordn.nce r;:ith .58 c.roup S.S.I. No.57,
pn.rn.,5, suh-pn.ro.. (b). NO note is in be cnrried by opcrc..tors of WiT
S.A.O.S. or squadron cn.llsigns.

15. TIIT'ERCEPTION WATCHES.


1.11 st['.tions nrc to Lnintn.:in D. listening watch on the centro.l
oPerational ]!I:'equ€)na;w. If a. diversion is broD.dcl1..st stD.tions c..re to
retransr.lit thin T.lessD.ge on their H/F D/F frequencies. 1.11 Q.D.H.s given
to/or ucssages received fron opera.tion.."l.l o..ircrn.ft oxe to be po.ssed to Group
signoJ.s, Dlterccption ROOL~

Interception wutches on the IvI/F D/F sectioru3 'aill be tl[\.:i.nto.ined by


(;['0U'J? H. Q..

16. SIGNJl1S SECURITY PHECAUTIONS:


]!I:'c<FJ,cncy checks, buck-tun:i..ng o..nd a.ny forr.1 of "rr,lT GO" before or
o.t the t:i.r.lc of tn1(e-off nrc strictJ..y forbidden. It is possible tmt the
eneqy T.1..":y D.tteL1't to Llislea.c1 our ::drcx2iOott by I'ulse tra.nS.Ti1 issions.
W'/OPcro.tors Dhould be rcuinded. th".t S.n.0182 HI should be u..seQ to clltlllenge
o.:rry H/F IVF Sto.tion whose a.uthenticity in doubtful, e. G. i f a. benring or f:Lx
D.ppea.rs to be irra.tionoJ.. Any utter:rpt by the cneT.\}r to LUGleo.d in tIns
Yro:y should be reported a. t intcrroca.tio'1 to the SignD..ls Officer.

17. DaUBER CODE.

The current edition of ]3Onbcr code i'lill i)c c~ried by nll


a.ircrD.ft.

18. F:rGHTER SUP.I?ORT &\Th\.R o..nd COMHUlrrC~\TIONS.


11..E.A.F. nrc resl') onsib lc for the s~ply o.nd opero.tion of GrOtUlU
~.dD.r a.nd Signn.ls equiptlent f or this purpo se.

/'
a. r
lIJ?pendi:x: "F" to 38 GrOUP
o]?ero.tion order lfO. 526.
opera.tion "MARI05T"

MAIN GLIDER LtJIDIHGS.

METHOD.

1. This opcro.tion vr.ill be co.rried. out by crows established on


::drfield to the GlidCt' pilot crew v..lloen.tion.

RELEASE.
2. :rreight:

3. Na.viga.tors "till chock vrind velocities a.t L.Zs o.nd pa.ss


infon::u:l.ti,on to glider crews before rcleo.se.

Dl!KARKi.=!lTI=O .N..
...

4. Tho delinec.tion of the lo.nc.line; o.rcv..o for glidcx 3crio.ls vr.ill


be i:Jsucd by sqw:<J.ron oor.uc.ndcrs n.t bricfing.

GROUND AIDS.

5. TO bo issuec.1 n.t briefinG.

LANDDIfG PLAN..

6. A tro.ce ahovring tro.clm" turns ~nc1 lc.nding cirections vr.ill be


iosuec.l by squ.r::.cJron COl:1DD.nclcrs a.t briefing.

AOTION ON Lf'J'IDTI-JG.

7. (i) pilots assist unloo.ding.


(1i) IvriJ.itory crdCt's rvill be issued by officers OOT-1I"-"1.,.'"'..OOing G.1ic.1cr
pilot rlings ..
,

7
.i!¥ "
....,....endix "GIt. :tQ 38 GrOUP'" '
o.tiori order 1-p,525
for

Qpero.tion
r
''1L'\RKET"
d!!!! ! '"

AJ]yQJgSTRATION

:ceto.lled t:ir..e-table for 10OOing, Cl:rplAn:ing etc" , in


respect of eo.ch lift is contD.ined ,in relevant FOn-l A,
copies of v/hich hn vo been despo.tchecl. under sepo.ro.te
cover to 81;0.tion (JCU:ln.nc1crs,

2. ISSUE, OF PARACI-:tiTES:
L

(i) ~e.
,
(0. ) FAIRFORD. x-type FlX'o.chutes will be initinllJr issued
W5' Fc.!H'ord by P.l.L.o.nd S. U. l~thero.von to T.1ec-t the
, requircr-lents given in ]UttlS A.A. , , ~hey are not to be
otored i n o.irc:ro.ft prior to er:lPln.nJ1l~ ,
,~. /., ~' ... ..
- " ", .'..... .. ..' . .

(b) JXth T e ·, c, ' AIRFIELtS. ' x-type r-nro.chutcs l'l" ill be


wlfis:f:!YJ.Ssued tb uhl.t lines by ,No.1 ' P.M.S~U. wrdrr.i.ck
llOll (for 1 D:tV'6 ,troops) o.nd' 1'P,4 1hP,S.U. cottestlore
(farIOlish par~.,Bdo. ~()Qps) to tleat the requ.ircn:lcmlls ,
g1\'i:m in ~ A.A. .' po.ro.ohutes rdli subsequently be
tnken to , ilif'ields by individuo.l troops concerned.
G.S.O.l. ~tcote' 'vill issue ncoessnr,y instructions to
ensure thn.t these poro.ohutes ore properly hllncUed o.nd
stored by the o.rq( farr.U\tion concerned. ~e.y" nrc not
to be stored in 0. ircrc..ft prior to a:rpl..'Uling, unless this
CO'L1!n:;e is 1.l.l1L\voidnhlc, haVing rega.rcl.· ~to c:ircur.wtnnces o.t
respcctive clepD.rture cdrfields. ,
_ • L ~, ....

(ii) suPPlJ IrOPpingP:>.rD.chutes. ' "T

(0.) F.AIRFORD. ' sUpPl3'...dropping po.rc.ehutes vr.Ul be i.l'4tio.lls'


Issued to Fnirfol0l by P.11..C\Ild S. U. ,NCthcro.von, toncet
reCFirCflento given :in ~rus , A.A • . ' Subsequent ' issue ~d
fitting to cOhtq1n~s, etc.,' will be C<.".Xried out nt ,t he .
c.:i.rficld., O.C.]t.'.irford is to ensure tN.t R. A.F.
personnel r.re ~vo.iJ.o.blc , to ::-.ss:i,st ns require<1. O.C.
P.M.o.nd S.U. is c.rra.ngi1'1,G to .ri.tt..'\Oh speoinlist pc..rnehute
personnel to mirford to supervise. o.nd. [".Boist 0.8 l'lCcesSc-'\!'Y.
Ielc.y..o.otion dovioas o.nd oolourn of' pa.ro.ohutes '?ill be , :in
o.ccordo.nce ydth FOri·w A"A. . '
(b) txth T 0 PtA~, . ··'~;P~~c:r~~iM 'p..'1.l"c.chuteo will ~e
J"lU't!ling l.ssued 'to Dcth T,C,C.:All'fJ.elcl.s by No.l H.P.S. U.
(for 1 Div,.) l;'.nd NO,4 U.p.S. U. (for :8:)lioh FO.rt:'. • nde.) to
fleet requirenents g1vcn in ]':lIi:w A A. . . sUbsequent J.ooue
and fittin& to cont['.incrn etc.; \!dllllc co.rricd out 0.. t
D.irfielaD. ' . JlLP.S,u,ts conccrn9,d ore errrnnGint3 to , '
ntt...'\ch spccinliat pt.'U'{1.ch\ltc peroonnel to 0['.9h n.ix-field to
supervise fPl nssiGtns necesoo.ryl , • . ne:L..'\Y-D..otion
devioco n.ncl ,cx>lours of pc..rc.ohutes vr.i:.ll be in n.ccorcJAnoo
with FOn-.W A.A, ' ..

oontinucd Flee 2•• " ,................ .

_. ,.

..~
....41.F
paGe No.2 to
i\PPendix "Gil•
. (0) Re-su;pp~ • . pnruql:lUtes ' far re-su;pp~ will be issued
by R.A. s.c. dur:tps concerned in nocordnnce ..-nth l1Orrx\.1
ro-sUPP!Y; Prooedure.

~. ISSUE OF CONTAINERS:

(i) ' fO,r~. n/o. '. . contuiners to nc~t requirctents in i;brrJs A.A.
'., .' Vf.O:l be ini't;iully issued cOT.rpletc ydth CJ:'uaJ.es unc1cixups
. by Np.l M.P.S.P. (for 1 Div.) und IIJD.4 H.P.S. U. (for
polish pnra,Bd~.) to ar.qy fornntions concerned far puckine.
They will be brought . to deporture uirfields by the 1'lJ!Lf3'
fornn.tion concerned, who will be responsible for provic1ing
unskilled lubour for fitting of poruchutes und 10ac1ing
onto o.ircruft. stution (Pti'.1D.nders arc to provide
n.rtlDI.1ent personnel in supervise loucl.ing.
(ii) Glider u/P. . Jettison conm:i.ncrs for Glic1er tugs are c.lreuCW
" . lOcli~ed ut uirfields. fCU'uchutes ere in cO'-:lX'se of issue
fron P.M.und S.U. Ncthcruvon. IPuding responsibility
\?ill.be 'us for F.rn. uircraft (sec (i) above).
·(iii) Re",sUPPJ,y. aontoj,ners und prumiers for re-supplJr rrill be
- . .. J.ss.uea by r:< • .t:~.S.C. dur:tps concerned, in nccordnnce with
norinl re..supp~ procedure•

. (iv) Lighting aontn.:i.ners lighting sets ..-nll be provic1ed in


set~.
, ~ccordiirice vdth]Un:l A.A. requircucnto by M.P.;S. U. t S
concerned un<l R.i... $.C. clur.1j?S.

LOADING 1\ND PREPJ.Rii.TION OF GLIDERS:


. . . .. '.. . -.' . "­

(i) cenern.l: Sep['.!'['.te instructions nre in course of issue to


C~T.O .. ts
conccrne<l to C!lStu'e tlntOU gliders nrc ful:).y
servicco.blc und orerutiorull~ equippecl, c.nd to check und
test ull hcD,vy .loc.dine rru:tps und nncillnry equipuenta

(ii) se~t~. . O.~.O.1S are to ensure th.D.t Gents are fittedro


lPrsu eliders in nccorcl.n.nce "ir.i.. th re quircnent s Civen in
~rns M. l\.C.• O.'s ure therefore to brief C. T.O.ts on
]Un:l AI3 rcquireo.cnts o.s ev.rJ.y [\.8 po:miblc.

(iii) IAShing nnd Unlo[\.ding GCur!.,

(a) HOrsn n.nd W.co.!J.'1.shine undunlon,<1ine gem:- for HorSa.


nna \iO.Q9 gIJ.dcrsilil1 be bro1..1.Ght to airfield.s bY l>P-W
farontions concerned, ~ho nrc responsible for lon(~ of
gliders. Stntion oorJl'.1D.nders are to provide R.A.F.
personnel to nssist us neccsscry.

(b) HlDilonr.. C.. T.. O. 1Orl:'nnt R'UShtonis to ensure tho.t .


appropri~~e . J.o.sh:irig gear is n.vuil..'\blc for londs specified
in pt>rI:lb fJ3, b.ndisto provide R•.A.. F. personnel us
nooe~sory to., 1l..B si.st · ip londine.
':)

. TOT,""ropOS ttl be used in this operOotion IJUst hnve cooplctcd


atlco.st one tOl?', ro:d not r:lOre thc.n 6 to\TS.

(Y)

~ paae , ••••••••••••••••

,

p:\ge' No.3 to
M>ptmd:i..x: "Gil.

5. .
ISSUE OF E1lIREKABEACONS:
officer . (JOI:1I:lD.11d:Jll.g 21st Independent R\ro.chute . COLlpany is to
dro.'Vr ELtr:'ekr. Ben.oons from 38 GrOUP farthwith, and po.ck: then
onsi,te. 4 Beo.oons per stick will be used.
NOTE. Those beo.cons not token on the operation will be
hiiilZiea in to the R.o.dor Seotion of the Station concerned for
we ousto~.

:o±nghies will not be curried in Gliders, but life-belts


ure to be issued on a soole of one pcrnn.n.

1. AlRORAFT REJroE!LLER$:
Arrungenents hD..ve been r.nde to provide sufficient rc-fuellara
o.t 38 GrOup airfields to ensut'e D.. quick tut'il-0Vcr bctrlccn
lifts, to neet opero.tioml requ:i..re::lents.

8. PETROL PO]]'fl':

offioers (JOl':1I:1rulding sto.tions fron. vlhich ·gliders w:ill opero.te ura­


te e..-m:nrk 0. suito.ble loco.tion for o.n nrr;~ petrol point, to
co.rr,y out lo.st-ninute re-fuelling of vehiclu loa.ds.

9. SWM/illY OF PllRJi..A!C ana. GL~ COM14I'ThlENT:

Attached at Arme:x:u,re "A" is a tnble SUJ:1TJD.rJ.sing the toml


IUra.o./o Md glider cor:nitnent for 38;1+6 GrOUP airfields und.
roh'T.O.C. a.irfields in respeot of 1st, 2nd and 3rd lifts of
British und ~ ~oops~

10. AIRCRl\FT WIJ)]]~G TABLES (Ferns AA/fJ3)C


Ferns M und AB ore in oourse of issue under sep..'U'o.te cover ..
to .!l;i.rborne control Offioers ut a.irficlds. G.S.O.l~ Elstoote
will urrCll1.Ce issue of these fomsto Nos.l o.nd 4 M.P.S. u. ts.
. 1+. GUARDS:
stution cor.l[,J..".l1.ders nrc to ensure thD.t adcqoote gu.:u-cls nre
provided und r.nintroned over o.ll 0J:"l:lY and R.li.F. equipnent
which accur.luL.-::tes ut their n.irfic1ds for this operation"

12. RIDOVERY OF GLIDERS,

A recorma.isf3Ql1ce of I,4'uv.i.ll be t'lo..'\de by HGSU eleto.cmant .


(Fbrshore) a.s and \7hen circunstqnoes pernit, to :i..nvcstign.te
the possibllity of Glider rClao'V8ry" subg~q"~on~;.i ~~tion
t7ill d.epend upon 'bhio reaoJll'V\i~, n.nd will be the subjeot
of sepo.ro.te inntruotiono.

2&. •
ANNEXURE "A" TO 'APPENDIX "Gil
38 GROUP OP]R'i.TION ORDER NO,,526,
for 9!!Et'l.TION. '~".

S~Y OF
TOTAL P/ffill.t;¥C lIIID GLIDER COMMI!IMENT

1st, 2nd and 3rd tn'TS

,
Pf.RA, ..~r.111R! ,.
AmFIELD 1st . 2nd 3rd. . 1st 2nd. 3rd.
:t;i,ft, Lift. . Lift, ~to.l Lift. Lift4 Lift• ~tnl
.'

BRlZE NaRroN ... ...


...
... 50 38+ ... 88 +
(MANS~l'l) ..
.,
• """ to ,,_..,
.. . \, . 4 "p..oo 4 V\O.CO

FAIRFORD 12 ... -
12
I
38 4D ... 78
HARWELL ... ... ... -... 50 5 ... 55
REEVIL ... -
...
..

50 40 15 105
i TtillRANT RUSHTON ... ...
- 27 + 14+
13 IJlI.1t. 15 W.r:l. 10 H;U".1e
20+
38
6J.
wn.
41­

BROADWELL ... -
..
... 47 44 ... , 91
BLl\.KElITLL FARM - ...
..
- 34 22 ... 56
DOlIN lIME'NEY ... ... ...
- ~9 ~ -... 93
SllLTEY 72­ 72 ...
JM. ...
... -
BL\RKSTON HEATH 71 -
-
7J. ­ ... ... ..
SPMmOE ... .54­ -
54- ­ ... - -
.r', ' .!;' ... ..
roTllLS 155 126 -
281 345+ 247 +
13 HJl:le 15 :rpn.
35 +
10 Hll'-lt
627 ~
38 !{l.lIle '
4 fP,OO" 4 tIlco.