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WN Le Rocque A

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The Resistance Nest La Rocque A together with the Resistance Nest La Rocque B, forms the “Strong Point La Rocque”. It lies between the Operational Position Le Hocq and the Resistance Nest La Rocque B


Four NCOs and nineteen Other Ranks

German Record Details

3 x le.MG 34 (2 als s.MG eingesetzt)
1 x MG 311 (f) i.Pz.Dr.T.
1 x 3,7cm KwK 144 (f) mit MG gekoppelt
1 x 5cm Pak 38
1 x m.Fla.W.
1 x 40 cm Scheinwerfer
1 x 60cm Scheinwerfer

Weapons and Equipment

Three light Machine Gun 34’s (two with heavy machine gun mounts)
One French 311 Machine Gun mounted in a Renault FT 17 tank turret
One 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a APX-R tank turret with a co-axial Machine Gun
One 5cm Anti-Tank gun
One medium flame thrower
One 40cm searchlight
One 60cm searchlight

Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest La Rocque A has orders to defend the position against enemy attacks by land, sea and air on the South East point of the island in particular the Jetty. Enemy insurgents are to be destroyed

In the event of attacks on the South East point, work in co-operation with La Rocque B; by attacks in St Clement’s Bay work with La Motte B and the Operational Post Le Hocq)

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