Two British Normandy veterans were awarded France’s top military honour, the Legion d’ Honneur, during a simple ceremony at Telscombe Civic Centre on Saturday.

Our lovely resident Mr. Maurice (Mick) Abrams, 96 and Telscombe resident Ron Chiverton, 90 were presented with the medal by Honorary French Consul Capt. Francois Jean.

French President Francois Hollande announced on the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June 204 that all British veterans who fought for Frances liberation during 1944-1945 would get the honour. More than 4000 medals have been awarded.

The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Lieutenant Mr. Derek Stevens, and High Sheriff of East Sussex Mrs. Maureen Chowen.

 

Photo shows Mick with long standing friend Marion Kenrick

Press release issued by Telscombe Town Council.

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