During World War II, Operation Candytuft was a British raid by 2 Special Air Service launched on 27 October, 1943.

Inserted by boat on Italy’s east coast between Ancona and Pescara, the troopers were to destroy railroad bridges and disrupt rear areas. The team lost two soldiers, who were captured during the six-day mission.

Run at the same time as the related operation Operation Saxifrage.

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