HMS Hilary (1931)

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Eastern Task Force
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  • Neptune June 6-30
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Royal Navy Operation Neptune 1944-06-06 Coast of Normandy The ship returned to Portsmouth in December,and was used again in June for Operation Neptune, the invasion of Normandy. Oliver once again used it as his headquarters, this time as commander of Naval Force J, and the ship also led Assault Convoy J11, troops landing from it on 6 June 1944 on Juno beach. Hilary was slightly damaged by a bomb on 13 June and on 23 June became the flagship of the Eastern Task Force because Admiral Vian's original flagship, HMS Scylla, had been put out of action by a mine


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