A Second World War veteran has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur medal, France's highest honour, two days after his 93rd birthday.
John Newton, known as Jack, broadcast war communications from Normandy after the D-Day landings.
Mr Newton, from Aspley, Nottinghamshire, left school at 14 to work as a telegraphist at the General Post Office.
He joined the Home Guard when he was 18, and enlisted in the army when he turned 18.
He served with the Royal Signals - and was sent to France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Greece and Egypt.
His nephew, Jonathon Smith, got in contact with the French government about awarding his uncle the medal.
The ceremony was arranged to coincide with the week of his 93rd birthday.
Mr Smith said his uncle had been "typically humble" about his achievements.
Mr Newton said he was “very grateful” to his nephew for organising the ceremony.