Ministry of Defence
D-Day veterans to be awarded the Legion d'Honneur
The French government is to recognise D-Day veterans with the country's highest honour.
he Government of France has told the UK Ministry of Defence that it wishes to recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the Normandy landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944, by awarding them with the Legion d’Honneur.
This recognition extends beyond the troops who actually landed on and fought their way up the beaches 70 years ago, and will include Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel who operated in support of the landings.
Requests for the award should be made using this application form and will be processed by the Ministry of Defence, who will forward the details to the French authorities.
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