Execution of Captured Rimau Commandos Historic Marker


Execution of Captured Rimau Commandos
NUS University Town, Dover Road Entrance
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Operation Rimau (“tiger” in Malay) was the second Allied commando attack that targeted Japanese ships in Keppel Harbour. It took place from late September to early October 1944 during the Second World War. Unlike the first attack (Operation Jaywick on 26 to 27 September 1943), Operation Rimau failed as the commandos were spotted by the Japanese. Thirteen of them were either killed in action or died before trial. Ten others were captured, tried without defence and beheaded near Dover and Clementi Roads.