One of the few surviving British veterans of the D-Day landings has been presented with France's highest military honour, more than 70 years after the Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy.
93-year-old Ron Oxley received the Legion D'Honneur at his care home in Rotherham on Monday, as he wasn't well enough to travel to France to receive it in person.
Promised last year by the French government to recognise the role of D-Day veterans like Ron, who survived the horrors of Omaha Beach - the most intensely fought battle of the D-Day landings.
There were thousand of Allied casualties with German forces having built formidable defences on the cliffs above. Ron's ship ferried American ambulances to Omaha Beach - and came under heavy fire.
Ron has rarely spoken about what he witnessed:
It is a year since the French government announced it would give its highest award to all surviving Normandy veterans. But because of red tape on both sides of the Channel many have since died.