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A hundred AND a heroine!

A great-grandmother has been celebrating her 100th birthday by being presented with the highest decoration in France - the Legion d'Honneur.

Marjorie Gibson, who lives in Norwich, was awarded for her action on the Normandy beaches where she was one of the very first Queen Alexandra army nurses to make landfall after D-Day.

She had spent 24 hours crossing the Channel in an open tank landing boat under constant enemy fire.

Click below for a report by ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.

Marjorie Gibson was a Queen Alexandra army nurse and was there at the setting up of the first big field hospital after D-Day in Bayeux,north west France . It had a thousand beds and they nursed German prisoners of war as well as allied troops.

Not that she'll talk about it.

Marjorie Gibson on her wedding day Credit: Family picture

"To be honest I try to blot it out."

"Too awful?"

"I don't want to talk about that time so much ... I mean it was..... a harrowing time."

– Marjorie Gibson, former army nurse.