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French honour for all veterans of Normandy

IN conjunction with events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the French Government has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d'Honneur to all surviving veterans not only of the landings, but also the wider battle for Normandy; the invasion of Provence; the liberation of Paris and the liberation of France.

Any veterans, not only troops that landed, but also Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel who operated in support of the landings, who have not already received this award from the French Government, or have not been identified to take part in award ceremonies during the events in Normandy, are invited to submit their details to this office.

We will forward consolidated lists of potential recipients to the French Embassy. For further information contact me at or tel: 9267 8024 or write to 32 Cairnmore Park, Lisburn, BT28 2DN.

Ray Spence

Royal Military Police Association

NI branch

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