‘Humble’ Second World War veterans receive Legion d’Honneur

Three British Second World War veterans have received France’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’Honneur. William Allen, who served as a guardsman in the Guards Armoured Division of the Coldstream Guards, Jean Neal, a code-breaker at Bletchley Park, and Keith Whiting, a Royal Marine assigned to HMS Ramillies, were awarded the honours on Armistice Day. Hosted by French ambassador Catherine Colonna, the ceremony comes during a year which saw the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Second World War.

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