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Stratford D Day veterans receive highest French honour

Stratford Editorial 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WAR veterans from Stratford have received the highest French decoration in recognition of the part they played in the D Day landings.

Don Clark, Jack Hall, Philip Sweet and Colin Roberts received the Legion D’Honneur – or the National Order of the Legion of Honour as is it otherwise known – during a special ceromony held at the town hall this week.

The veterans gave a short speech about their experiences and the medals were then awarded by the French Consul Robert Mille before a minute’s silence was held in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris.

After the ceremony, Escape Arts hosted a champagne reception at the White Swan in Stratford.

The evening was rounded off by a performance from 1940s choir the Lady Belles.

Five Stratford veterans have now received the medal with one – Norman Kelloway – still awaiting his.

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