Commodore Oliver, commanding Force "J", was flying his broad pendant in the
headquarters ship Hilary, which had served the 1st Canadian Division in the same
capacity for the assault on Sicily. Embarked with him were Generals Crocker and Keller,
with the headquarters of the 1st British Corps and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
H.M.S. Hilary passed out through Spithead Gate, between No Man's Land Fort and Horse
Sand Fort, at 7:25 p.m. on 5 June.