D-Day: Legion D'Honneur Awards

The Legion d'Honneur is the highest Order of France

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 address below by completing the application form. In the section head “reasons justifying the proposal” – brief details should be given of service in France.

Personnel and Training – Defence Services Secretary – Commemorations

Floor 6, Zone C
Ministry of Defence
Main Building

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