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D-Day Veterans

Legion d’Honneur for D-Day Veterans

 

The 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.

 

The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire’s office is trying to trace all surviving D-Day Veterans in Bedfordshire and where necessary support them in their applications to receive this award.

 

If you know of anyone who is a D-Day Veteran, please contact Sue Zubrot Member/Civic and Ceremonial Support Officer (Lieutenancy) on 0300 300 6131 or via email to sue.zubrot@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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