23.59 By the end of D-Day, 159,000 Allied troops, marines, airmen and naval personnel ashore have successfully established four sizeable beachheads. The invasion front remains vulnerable to German counter-attack, and there will be terrible fighting ahead, but a crucial step has been taken towards liberating Europe.
22.30 Caen is bombed for a third time today.
22.00 General Montgomery boards the destroyer HMS Faulknor at Portsmouth for the beaches, where he will take command of Allied troops.
21.30 185th Brigade halts at Biéville, three miles from Caen.