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Operation Lightning at Akyab

Unit/ Formation: 44 Cdo RM

Location: Akyab

Period/ Conflict: World War II

Year: 1945

Date/s: 3 January 1945

On 3 January No. 44 were involved in a full scale amphibious landing with the rest of the brigade and a tank squadron in Operation Lightning at Akyab.

The landings started at 12:30 hours and were completed by 13:50 hours. When they reached the town of Akyab they discovered the Japanese had withdrawn and there was no trace on the island of the supposed garrison of three battalions.

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