Operation Wild Oats

This was a British unrealised plan, within ‘Perch’ (i), by Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey’s 2nd Army for an airborne landing of Major General R. E. Urquhart’s 1st Airborne Division directly onto the airfield of Carpiquet, to the west of Caen in German-held northern France between Lieutenant General J. T. Crocker’s I Corps and Lieutenant General G. C. Bucknall’s XXX Corps, to aid the expansion of the British part of the 'Overlord' lodgement to the south-west (June 1944).