Operation Quaker

This was a British and Canadian cover plan for Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey’s British 2nd Army and Lieutenant General H. D. G. Crerar’s Canadian 1st Army as they readied themselves for the start of 'Overlord' (May/June 1944).

Not a part of 'Fortitude', 'Quaker' was the British and Canadian counterpart of the US 'Williams' and was thus designed to obviate radio silence before D-Day, cover the movement of the assault formations to their embarkation ports, and avoid any extended periods of radio silence should anything cause the postponement of 'Overlord'.