St Nazaire - the Pumping Station as it is today. Visitors should note that this area of the dock is closed to the public.
southwards from the North caisson towards the structure rammed by
'Campbeltown', the size of the distant Pumping Station only
serves to reinforce the scale of the task facing 'Colonel
Ryder and the soldiers and sailors of the Operation CHARIOT force. The fact that
so much destruction was wrought by so few, so far from home, will
forever remain a tribute to the sheer guts and determination of those young men who
sailed from British shores having accepted that they would probably
never live to see home again.