Operation Glimmer
Operations Taxable, Glimmer and Big Drum were tactical military deceptions conducted on 6 June 1944 in support of the Allied landings in Normandy. The operations formed the naval component of Operation Bodyguard, a wider series of tactical and strategic deceptions surrounding the invasion. Small boats, along with aircraft from RAF Bomber Command, simulated invasion fleets approaching Cap d'Antifer, Pas-de-Calais and Normandy. Glimmer and Taxable played on the German belief, amplified by Allied deception efforts over the preceding months, that the main invasion force would land in the Calais region. Big Drum was positioned on the western flank of the real invasion force to try to confuse German forces about the scale of the landings. These operations complemented Operation Titanic, which was intended to confuse the Germans about the D-Day airborne forces.
It is unclear whether the operations were successful, due to the complexity of their execution, poor weather, and lack of response from German forces. It is possible that they contributed to the overall confusion of D-Day as part of the wider Bodyguard plan.

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D-Day naval deceptions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operations Taxable, Glimmer and Big Drum were tactical military deceptions conducted on 6 June 1944 in support of the Allied landings in Normandy.
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D-Day Revisited - RAF Operations
The renowned 'Dambusters' 617 Squadron was given the central role in 'Operation Taxable'; this was to create a detailed and credible diversion, simulating an ...
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D – DAY DECEPTION
Everyone is aware of No.617 (Dam-Buster) Squadrons famous involvement in the D-Day deception, known as Operation Taxable. Little, however is known of the ...
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Operation Glimmer: No. 218 Squadron carried out a similar “chaff” dropping exercise. A force of six motor launches were also used to simulate an invasion ...
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Fooling the enemy - Bournemouth University
Operations Taxable and Glimmer: Dr Cockburn devised a scheme that would show up on German monitoring radar screens to give the impression that a large  ...
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Operation Glimmer - D-Day
The air operations for Glimmer were conducted by No. 218 "Gold Coast" Squadron, flying Short Stirling bombers. The squadron was much smaller than No.
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Operation Glimmer - Kent History Forum
If that account is correct then the squadron was poorly briefed. As I read it some time ago, one of the best squadrons was earmarked for the ...
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Operation Taxable - Vaguely Interesting
Oct 8, 2012 ... Few operations, however, have been as comprehensively swaddled in so impenetrable a shroud of subterfuge as the Normandy landings of ...
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Acting Commander, R.N., Senior Officer Naval Party 1666, ''Report on Operations Taxable—Glimmer—Bigdrum,'' dated June 14, 1944, ADM 179/410; Lieutenant Commander W. Rankin, R.N.V.R., Appendix II, ''Report on Operation Glimmer,'' ...
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