D-Day heroes are honoured
Two more Normandy veterans have received France’s highest honour.
Richard Samson and Stanley Elliss were presented with the Légion d’honneur for their heroics during the D-Day landings of 1944.
They were presented with their medals aboard the Saga Sapphire cruise ship at Dover Western Docks.
Mr Elliss, 96 of Smeeth, was an RAF Sergeant. He was a commando for the air force and landed with his comrades on the first day of invasion, June 6. He was in Normandy until that August.
Mr Elliss prepared and maintained forward airstrips for use by Allied aircraft and was highly skilled in aeroplane maintenance.
Mr Samson, 96, of Eastry, was a Lance Corporal with the Royal Engineers.