A D-Day veteran from Waterlooville in Hampshire will be awarded the highest French honour at a special ceremony today.
Ted Turner who's now eighty nine helped Canadian troops secure a beachhead during the invasion of France in June 1944.
Today he'll be awarded the Legion d'Honneur at an event in Southsea. He's among the first in the country to receive the award.
We spoke to Ted ahead of the ceremony in our Meridian studios last week.