Friday, July 15, 2005

The Long Range Desert Group in early 1941

The two Long Range Desert Group patrols arrived back in Cairo in early February 1941 after covering 4,3oo miles. They had left on their mission about 6 weeks before. With most of Cyrenaica now in British hands, the LRDG would need to be based much further west. Colonel Leclerc and his men captured Kufra on March 1st. The HQ and three patrols moved to Kufra in April, as it was well-situated for further operations. This is from the account in Vol.I of the Official History.

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