French Honour for British War Heroe
6 war veterans are set to receive the
highest decoration from the French Government; the National Order of the Legion
of Honour. The award is being presented to the Liverpool men for their bravery
and role in liberating France in 1944. The medals have been distributed via the
French Embassy in London, and will be presented by Honorary Consul of France, Mr
Philip Daniel, on behalf of the President of the Republic of France.
Receiving the award will be:-
► Capt. Tim Fitzgerald, 3rd Battalion, The Irish
► Kingsman Bernard Cross, 5th Battalion, The Liverpool
► Rifleman Desmond James Ryan, 2nd Battalion, The
Royal Ulster Rifles.
► Pte Michael Crumby, 8th Irish Battalion, The
Liverpool King's Regiment.
► Gunner Richard Stanley Hughes, Royal Regiment of
► Leading Aircraftman Stephen Conyngham, Royal Air
If you do not know, the National Order of the Legion of Honour (in French: Ordre
national de la L?ion d'honneur), is a French order established by Napoleon
Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is
divided into 5 degrees of increasing distinction:- Chevalier (Knight), Officier
(Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and
Grand'Croix (Grand Cross).