D-Day he­roes are hon­oured

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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.

Stan­ley El­liss

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