D-Day veterans awarded France's highest military honour in North Devon

The Normandy landings took place on Tuesday 6 June 1944

Veterans who took part in the D-Day Landings will be 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

  • Former Royal Marine Clifford Coates

  • Former Royal Marine Dennis Small

  • George Laity, of the Devonshire Regiment

The four will receive the prestigious Legion d’honneur from French Honorary Consul, Alain Sibiril at RMB Chivenor in North Devon.

  • Former Royal Navy sailor Norman Johns will be decorated with the award posthumously

  • A relative of fellow seaman Bob Harding will attend 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.