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French Ambassador Honours British Veterans

A number of British veterans have been awarded France's highest honour. In a ceremony at the French Ambassador's house, former British...

A number of British veterans have been awarded France's highest honour.
 
In a ceremony at the French Ambassador's house, former British troops that took part in the D-Day Landings received the Legion d'Honneur.
 
French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann gave out the medals, expressing gratitude to the veterans who attended, as well as saying:
"I think it's very important also to honour the dead, and so it's a good opportunity to mention that with them because they lost their friends also, and we're very grateful to all of them".
Harry Read, a former Signalman from the Royal Corps of Signals, said:
"I wear my medals for my mates who couldn't wear their own and so (on) Remembrance Day only I wear them. But behind the medals there are all the overtones: The dangers, the price, the rigours of war. But I'm glad I was there. I have no regrets of having been there".