Veterans who took part in the D-Day Landings have been awarded France's highest military honour for helping to liberate France from the Nazis during the Second World War.
Former Royal Navy seaman Len Husband, Royal Marine Clifford Coates, Royal Marine Dennis Small and George Laity, of the Devonshire Regiment received the prestigious Legion d’honneur from French Honorary Consul, Alain Sibiril at RMB Chivenor in North Devon.
Former Royal Navy sailor Norman Johns was decorated with the award posthumously. A relative of fellow seaman Bob Harding attended on his behalf. The men are the latest set of veterans to be awarded the medal since French President Francois Hollande promised to honour all Brits who had served in France during the Second World War.
71 years ago they fought together as part of the Warsaw uprising and now, quite by chance, they find themselves living in adjacent bungalows.
In August 1944 Andrew Borowiec and Ted Stopczynski were part of the Polish Resistance trying to free the city from German occupation.
The pair have now find themselves reunited at Ilford Park, a residential care home for former members of the Polish Forces.
Mr Borowiec says they are fortunate to have found each other.
In what's being described as an "enormous coincidence," two Polish resistance fighters have been re-united at a West Country care home.
Andrew Borowiec and Ted Stopczynski fought side-by-side as teenagers in the second World War.
The pair are now neighbours at Ilford Park near Newton Abbot.
The few remaining veterans of a wartime regiment involved in a series of raids to liberate Europe from the Nazis have held a service at Exeter Cathedral as part of their final reunion.
They all served with 12th Battalion the Devonshire Regiment, formed locally with the outbreak of WW2.