In June 1944 men from the Royal Norfolk
Regiment were part of the largest single military operation
undertaken in history - Operation Overlord. The successful landings
on the Normandy coast of France began on the 6th June 1944:
The 1st Battalion landed as part of the 3rd Infantry Division on D-Day. The 7th Battalion landed as part of the 59th
Infantry Division on the 22nd June. The 65th (Norfolk Yeomanry)
anti-tank regiment landed as part of the armoured division
The 7th Battalion was disbanded after two months
in France having played a central role in a number of important
actions and its men were absorbed into other battalions.
1st Battalion continued in the vanguard of the drive through Belgium
and Holland and was finally part of the occupying force.