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Appendix 10: Operational Code Names


BATTLEAXE Operation in the Western Desert, June 1941
BREVITY Probing attack in the Western Desert, May 1941
EXPORTER The advance into Syria, June 1941
HALBERD Convoy of storeships for Malta, September 1941
LUSTRE Transport of British forces to Greece, March 1941
MARIE Plan to seize French Somaliland by a Free French coup d’état
SPLICE Fly-off of Hurricanes to Malta, May 1941
STYLE Warships carrying troops to Malta, August 1941
SUBSTANCE Convoy of storeships for Malta, July 1941
TIGER Convoy of fast merchant ships carrying tanks and aircraft for Egypt, May 1941


BARBAROSSA The attack on Russia, June 1941
MARITA Invasion of Greece through Bulgaria
MERKUR The capture of Crete, May 1941