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20130922Kylesku 108PR 
 X Craft and 'Operation Source' memorial service at Kylesku in Sutherland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the most courageous acts of World War II – the attack by Royal Navy midget submarines on the mighty German battleship, Tirpitz. 
The attack, which took place in a Norwegian fjord on 22 September 1943, was launched from Loch Cairnbawn, in Assynt one of the Scottish Lochs where training took place. 
The Six 50ft midget submarine known as an X Craft were too small for its four crew members to stand up in and were powered by a diesel engine from a London bus, three of the craft made it to their target the Tirpitz was crippled, and was never fully operational again.
Pic shows the loch next to the memorial where the subs headed out from on their way to Norway 
Pic Paul Reid. 
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Photographer: Paul Reid
Collection: Military
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20130922Kylesku 108PR
Upload Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013
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X Craft and 'Operation Source' memorial service at Kylesku in

Sutherland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the most courageous acts of World War II – the attack by Royal Navy midget submarines on the mighty German battleship, Tirpitz.
The attack, which took place in a Norwegian fjord on 22 September 1943, was launched from Loch Cairnbawn, in Assynt one of the Scottish Lochs where training took place.
The Six 50ft midget submarine known as an X Craft were too small for its four crew members to stand up in and were powered by a diesel engine from a London bus, three of the craft made it to their target the Tirpitz was crippled, and was never fully operational again.
Pic shows the loch next to the memorial where the subs headed out from on their way to Norway
Pic Paul Reid.
Keywords: Angus Pictures, Paul Reid, 2013, Operation Source, mission, Second World War, 1943, x craft, midget submarine, Tirpitz, John Lorimer, Norway, German, Germany, navy, Loch Cairnbawn, Norway, fjord, Kylesku, cermony, memorial, Assynt, Scotland, Scottish, service, x sub, navy, war, naval