Source: L.F. Ellis, et. al., Victory in the West: Volume I: The Battle of Normandy (History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962).

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BRITISH 3RD DIVISION
(APPROXIMATE ORDER OF LANDING)

QUEEN WHITE SECTOR QUEEN RED SECTOR
8TH BRIGADE GROUP
Two squadrons 5th Assault Regiment Royal Engineers

1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment

2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
One squadron 22nd Dragoons
5th Independent Royal Marine Armoured Support Battery

A Squadron 13th/18th Royal Hussars

B Squadron 13th/18th Royal Hussars

4th Special Service Brigade (Nos. 41, 46, 47, and 48 Royal Marine Commandos) and troops of 10th (Inter-Allied Commandos)
Additional Royal Engineer and Royal Navy personnel
1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment
33rd and 76th Field Regiments, Royal Artillery
185TH BRIGADE GROUP
Infantry, armor, and commando units
2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
1 Special Service Brigade (Nos. 3, 4, and 6 Commandos; and No. 45 Royal Marine Commandos)
27th Armoured Brigade: 13/18th Royal Hussars, 1st East Riding Yeomanry,
The Staffordshire Yeomanry
9TH BRIGADE GROUP
Infantry units only
2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borders
2nd Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles