The Northern Flank D+17 (26 July, 1987) Part I

AFNORTH’s preparations to commence offensive operations in the north were well underway on the morning of D+17. Additional US Marines, as well as their British counterparts were being airlifted to Banak, reinforcing the troops already on the ground there. The Norwegian air station, which had been under Soviet control until recently, would be established as …

The Northern Flank: 11 July, 1987 Part II

  One positive occurrence for NATO in the late morning of the 11th was the appearance of the amphibious group carrying equipment and supplies for the British 3 Commando Brigade and two companies of infantry belonging to the Dutch Marine Corps. The group and its escorts arrival was twelve hours later than expected, largely due …