Operation Raindrop

This was a British tactical deception by Colonel David Strangeways' 'R' Force, the deception element of General Sir Bernard Montgomery’s 21st Army Group in the Normandy lodgement during 'Overlord', to divert German attentions away from an attack by Major General D. C. Bullen-Smith’s British 51st Division by suggesting that it was to attack in another direction, toward the east, in order to link with a possible landing at Le Havre (12 June 1944).