92 year old woman pays special visit to D-Day headquarters in Hampshire

Marie Scott Credit: Family photo

Marie Scott has been given France's highest honour for her work supporting the D-day landings.

On Thursday she visited Southwick House near Portsmouth, the headquarters for the Normandy invasion in 1944.

92-year-old Marie worked as a telephone operator, listening to and collating messages between supreme commanders and troops on the beaches.

She will be officially presented with the Legion D'Honneur in Normandy in June, 75 years after the D-Day landings.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity hosted the visit to Hampshire.

Around 50 veterans were driven down from London in black cabs by volunteers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.

They saw the historic map room at Southwick House where General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery planned Operation Overlord.

They finish a tour of the region with a trip up the Spinnaker Tower and a cream tea reception before a visit to HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Friday.

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