Operation Agas I

Date from 01 February 1945
Date to 30 September 1945
Place North Borneo
Category Operation
Alternative Names
  • Operation Agas 1

Operation carried out by the Australian Army's Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) Z Special Unit during the second World War as part of the Australian Borneo Campaign. The operation, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Francis George Leach "Gort" Chester, focussed on the objectives of collecting and reporting intelligence including obtaining information on the location of allied Prisoners of War in the Sandakan area and organising, training and arming local inhabitants into resistance groups to wage guerrilla warfare.