On the night of November 17th, 1941, in the desert war of North Africa, 65 men parachuted deep behind the lines to destroy enemy aircraft which threatened a forthcoming Allied advance.
The mission was code-named Squatter. The unit was new. This was their first ever operation.
Squatter was a disaster. A storm blew up, and the men, and their officers, faced a decision. Go, and chances were that many would not survive. Not go, and their infant unit would be killed off before it had begun. They went.