Ref Number: 00444
Recently several non confirmed reports of a possible German commando raid on Ventnor Radar station took place during WWII or was it?
Ref Number: 00444
According to reports, an alleged attack took place at St. Lawrence, purportedly including a German commando squad that arrived via a high-speed gunboat or submarine, after traversing from Alderney in the Channel Islands. According to prevailing beliefs, it is postulated that the individuals subsequently ascended the cliff and engaged in a brief altercation with security personnel stationed at the radar facility.
The image provided above illustrates the presence of relatively small cliffs that have several concealed inlets suitable for the docking of a boat party. Subsequently, it would have been necessary for them to relocate into the interior for a distance of around 100 to 200 metres, reaching the command and control bunker. At this location, they would have procured any available equipment before retracing their steps back to their U-boat, which was prepared for their departure across the Channel. The absence of documented evidence renders the determination of casualties among British individuals inconclusive in relation to this particular fight.
There has been ongoing speculation among interested parties over the possibility of a German raid at St. Lawrence. The organisation has launched a publicly accessible website, extending an invitation to anybody residing in the vicinity who possess information pertaining to the incident to share their insights. Adrian Searle, a renowned novelist residing on an island, has conducted thorough study and has substantiated the veracity of the raid. Further information may be obtained from the author’s book. It is noteworthy, albeit rather peculiar, that the aforementioned raid bears a striking resemblance to the Bruneval raid. In this historical event, the British Combined Forces executed a snatch and grab operation against a German radar facility located at Bruneval, situated along the French coastline. It is worth mentioning that the Bruneval raid occurred some months subsequent to the purported St. Lawrence incident. The user’s text is already written in an academic style. No more rewriting is necessary.
In addition to the aforementioned statement, the subsequent account of a trial or simulated raid executed on the Ventnor radar facility appears to indicate a lack of clarity on the true culprits responsible for the raid.
In an unforeseen manner, No. 2 Special Services Battalion, led by Colin Newman, executed a nocturnal incursion, effectively infiltrating the outer minefield and additional fortifications. They swiftly gained access to the operations room, where they proceeded to affix stickers onto equipment that, under genuine raid circumstances, would have been seized for further examination.
Therefore, the current state of affairs is characterised by a state of uncertainty and might perhaps be seen as yet another historical misconception pertaining to World War II … or perhaps it was not? read Peter Hibbs breakdown of Adrian Searles book in links and make your own mind up!