D-Day 70 - Award of the Legion d'Honneur
Date Added: 18/08/2014
In conjunction with events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Government of France 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 (Operation Dragoon); 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 the Ministry of Defence, providing the information requested in the form here. In the section headed “reasons justifying the proposal”, brief details should be given of service in France.
The Ministry of Defence will forward consolidated lists of potential recipients to the French Embassy for further consideration.
We are at present unable to give any details of timings, although the normal French clearance procedures take some months; nor arrangements for the presentation of the awards.
Please include your address and contact details.