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Brig Gen Ducret, HQ ARRC, presents former WWII pilots with the Legion d'Honneur medal

Brigadier General Thierry Ducret, (French Army), of Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) and Wing Commander Leonard Lambert DFC stand to attention through the National Anthems. (NATO Photo / WO2 Dan Harmer GBR Army / Released)

 

29.10.2015 HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps


The President of France, François Hollande has decreed that all surviving British veterens who took part in the liberation of France should be awarded the Legion d'honneur.

Today Thursday 29th October 2015 former Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon pilots who flew sorties over Normandy in the battle for Normandy in 1944 received the Legion d'Honneur medal from Brigadier General Thierry Ducret, (French Army), of Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) at the Jet Age Museum, Gloucester.

The Typhoon was one of the principle ground-attack aircraft used by the allies and was instrumental in the battle.

See the full folder of photos here: https://www.flickr.com/…/54973278@…/albums/72157660077441079

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