Cockleshell Heroes Quiz Answers

QUESTION ANSWER
WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE OPERATION OPERATION FRANKTON
WHEN WAS THE MISSION DATE 7 DECEMBER 1942
WHAT WAS THE MAJOR TOWN IN FRANCE THEY WERE PADDLING UP TO BORDEAUX (PORT OF BORDEAUX)
WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ESTUARY IN FRANCE THEY PADDLED UP GIRONDE
WHAT WAS THE AIM OF THE MISSION TO BLOW UP MERCHANT SHIPPING/TANKERS
WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PADDLING OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE RAID MAJOR HERBERT (BLONDIE) HASLER
WHERE ON THE SOUTH COST OF BRITAIN DID THE OPERATION DO MUCH OF ITS WORK UP PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE
WHERE DID THE MISSION ACTUALLY START FROM HOLY LOCH, SCOTLAND
HOW MANY CANOES WERE DUE TO TAKE PART 6
HOW MANY CANOES DID EVENTUALLY TAKE PART & WHY WAS THERE A CHANGE IN NUMBERS 5 ONE CANOE TORN IN THE SUBMARINE
HOW MANY MEN TOOK PART IN FINAL RAID 10
WHAT SORT OF EXPLOSIVES WERE USED LIMPET MINES/MAGNETISED EXPLOSIVES
HOW MANY EXPLOSIVES DID EACH COCKLESHELL CANOE CARRY 8
HOW DID THE COCKLESHELL CANOES REMAIN IN PLACE NEXT TO THE SHIP THEY WERE TRYING TO LAY EXPLOSIVES ON THEY HAD A MAGNETIC DEVISE TO HOLD THEIR POSITION ONTO SHIP WHILST OTHER PADDLER SET EXPLOSIVES
HOW WERE THE CANOES & PADDLERS TRANSPORTED AND PUT IN THE WATERS OFF FRANCE SUBMARINE T-CLASS
NAME ONE OF THE COCKLESHELL CANOES CATFISH, CRAYFISH, COALFISH, CUTTLEFISH, CONGER AND CACHALOT (LATTER TORN IN SUBMARINE)
HOW WIDE WERE THE COCKLESHELL CANOES AND WHY THIS MAXIMUM WIDTH 28 INCHES SO THEY COULD BE PASSED OUT OF A SUBMARINE HATCH
WHAT SORT OF PADDLES DID THEY USE SPLIT SHAFT SO THEY COULD PADDLE DOUBLE ENDED OR ONE SIDED WITH CANADIAN STYLE BLADE (LATTER MUCH QUIETER)
HOW MANY MILES DID THE COCKLESHELL PADDLERS PADDLE WHO MADE IT TO THE FINAL MISSION POINT 90 MILES ENDURING 5 FOOT WAVES AT THE ESTUARY MOUTH
HOW MANY MEN SURVIVED THE RAID AND RETURNED TO BRITAIN 2
WHO HELPED THOSE THAT ESCAPED GET TO FREEDOM FRENCH RESISTANCE, CATALAN AND SPANISH REPUBLICAN NETWORKS
NAME THE SURVIVORS MAJOR HERBERT (BLONDIE) HASLER AND MARINE SPARKS
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SBS PADDLERS WHO DID NOT MAKE IT 2 DROWNED OR DIED OF HYPOTHERMIA; 6 WERE CAUGHT & EXECUTED IT IS BELIEVED AFTER TORTURE.