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Sweeney would return in daylight, to be greeted with hugs and kisses from the old couple. From 0300hrs, the first men of the 7th Bn The Parachute Regiment began to trickle in from the drop zone to the east and joined them to thicken up the defences. The battalion had lost all of its signal equipment, machine guns and mortars. Of the 640 men who had taken off from Britain, only 210 had landed safely in France. The loss of the battalion’s radios explained why Howard’s signaller had initially received no acknowledgement of his increasingly exasperated signal ‘Ham and jam’.
0300hrs Troops from 7th Bn The Parachute Regiment begin to join up with the coup de main force. 8 had done a poor job and his Führer will be very upset with him. ’ Sweeney noticed that there was a cottage on the right bank and, as Lt Macdonald moved off to try to link up with 7th Bn The Parachute Regiment, Sweeney crossed the bridge and knocked on the door. It was opened by ‘a little old lady and little old man’. In his best French, Sweeney explained that his men had arrived ‘pour la libération de la France’, only to have the door closed in his face.
Pte Clark watched the unusual naval action. (The next time an anti-tank weapon would be used against a warship would be in South Georgia in 1982 when 22 Royal Marines under Lt Keith Mills engaged heliborne Argentine forces and an Argentine warship, the ARA Guerrico.