LRDG: Chevy CW.30 and Willys Jeep, Operation Caravan, 12/13 Sept. 1942 – Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the mythical unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph Alger Bagnold, under General Archibald Wavell. At first, it was mostly a New Zealand force, but soon Southern Rhodesian and British volunteers joined until the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) at its peak amounted to 350 men, all volunteers. Its missions were deep penetration and covert reconnaissance/Intelligence patrols from behind Italian lines, and with time, combat operations against supply depots and airfields. Experts in desert navigation, they teamed with the SAS and secret agents across the desert. They operated until April 1943 behind the Axis lines, the most prominent action being Operation Caravan on Barce airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. They also made the ‘Road Watch’, clandestinely monitoring traffic on the main Tripoli-Benghazi road. After the axis fall in NAF, they moved to the eastern Mediterranean, Greek islands, Italy and Balkans. The unit was finally disbanded in August 1945. Composition of LRDG units comprised unarmoured, heavily armed vehicle, the most common being by far the Willys Jeep and Chevrolet WB 30 truck.
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