80 years ago, Operation Frankton, 7/12 December 1942, popularly known as "The Cockleshell Heroes", tells how a handful of Royal Marines paddled 70 miles up the River Gironde during the hours of darkness. They took 5 days to reach Bordeaux, where they laid explosive charges on enemy shipping.
The black out design of Frankton Rum's label and outer packaging is designed to reflect the stealthy nature of the operation. When moved under direct light, the story comes to life, like moonlight catching the outline of our heroes in the night.
2nd December 2022, A group of combined of serving and Veteran RM, RAF and Army will attempt the same route with the purpose to raise Money and awareness of both the heroic action taken by these brave men 80 years ago and Veteran Charities which help and support our brave men and women of military services today.
All profits raised from the sale of this limited edition will go to these fantastic and Nobel charities