A former sailor, believed to be the last Royal Navy veteran from Dunkirk, has died at the age of 102.
Lawrence Churcher, who was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, was posted to HMS Eagle at the start of the Second World War, landing in France in May 1940.
Announcing his death, charity Project 71, which supports Second World War veterans, said he was a "truly remarkable man".
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In a Facebook post, it added: "Stand down Lawrence, your duty is done. It has been an honour to have known you."
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Mr Churcher, who was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, passed away at a care home in nearby Fareham just days short of his 103rd birthday, according to Project 71.
The charity said he was thought to be the last known naval veteran of the evacuation.
It said: "When he, together with thousands of others of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) was ordered to pull back to the beaches, he began looking for the Hampshire Regiment in the hope of finding his two brothers, Edward and George.
"Amazingly, they met each other and managed to sail back to the UK on the same ship."
Mr Churcher is reported to have said: "When my brothers found me, I just felt relief.
"There were so many soldiers there and continuous aircraft dropping bombs and strafing us, I had so many things on my mind until I got on board of our ship.
"One fella leaned on my shoulder, gave a sigh of relief and said 'Thank God we've got a Navy' and that sort of churned it up inside of me. We knew we had to get those soldiers back from Dunkirk."
Mr Churcher went on to serve in the Mediterranean, at D-Day and ended the Second World War in the Far East.
He later became a football referee and Portsmouth FC's oldest fan.