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Stephen Crabb marks contribution of Wales' surviving servicemen of Normandy Landings

Légion d’honneur awarded to 12 veterans from Wales

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Legion d'honneur

Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb has today attended an award ceremony in Cardiff where 12 veterans from Wales received France’s highest military honour – the Légion d’Honneur.

The honours recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the Normandy landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944.

Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:

I am immensely proud to attend this special ceremony today.

These are great men who displayed immense bravery and determination in the liberation of France. They now rightly take their place amongst a special group of brave servicemen and women to have been awarded the highest of French honours.

The Legion d’honneur was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is awarded in recognition of both military and civilian merit.

Published 28 January 2016