The French Ambassador and Chancellor have taken part in a special ceremony to honour three veterans for their part in the liberation of France during World War two.
The men, all in their 90s and from Cheshire said they were accepting the honour of behalf of their comrades who didn't make it home.
The French President pledged to honour all veterans who served in his country. It's now a race against time to process the applications.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was at the emotional ceremony,