Troops from 7th Battalion Green Howards, 69th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division, cleaning and preparing their rifles aboard the LSI 'SS Empire Lance' at Southampton, 3 June 1944.

The weather got progressively worse from midday, having been lovely at 0415 making the decision to postpone more difficult. As the day went on the forecast became more fully justified. Force U had a bad time regaining shelter & will have suffered great discomfort. No enemy reactions.

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