The Bruneval raid, known as « Operation Biting » took place on the night of 27-28 February 1942. It was a British raid on a German coastal radar installation. 120 British paratroopers under the command of Major John Frost, were parachuted at a short distance from the place where the radar equipment was kept in a villa above the cliff. They stormed the installation, and a RAF technician removed several key pieces of the Würzburg radar (unknown technology at that time for the British) then they withdrew to the evacuation beach nearby. With very few casualties and the capture of the radar elements the raid was a great success.