Wednesday 9 May 1945.
Shortly after 7am several copies of the unconditional surrender document are signed by General major Hewine on the quarterdeck of HMS Bulldog, which has been lying off St. Peter Port for some hours.
At 8.45am the first advance party lands at the New Jetty.
Meanwhile Brigadier Snow, with the other advance party aboard HMS Beagle, goes to Jersey for the surrender of the German garrison there.
The remainder of the ‘Omelet’ advance party – about 200 men – comes ashore to prepare for the main ‘Nestegg’ force.