On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed.
Did You Know?
This film is based on two WW II missions: Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau. The latter was an Allied mission of Z Special Force and was similar to Operation Jaywick which had been undertaken one year earlier in September 1943. Operation Rimau's aim was to blow-up Japanese ships with limpet mines in Singapore Harbour. The word Rimau is from the Malay language where it means "tiger". The mission was called this because LTC Ivan Lyon of the earlier Z Force mission Operation Jaywick had a tiger tattooed on his chest. See more