Former Welsh Guardsman Brindley Llewellyn Waters (97) was presented with the Legion d'honneur by Colonel Armel Dirou, the French Military Attaché, at a ceremony held on St David's Day, 1st March, at Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth.
Recognised by the French Government for his part in the Liberation of France, Colonel Dirou said, "We owe our freedom and security largely to your dedication and determination, for which you were ready to risk your life. Thank you for what you did alongside your brothers-in-arms."
The D Day veteran who served as a tank gunner mechanic on Cromwell Tanks with 2nd Battalion Welsh Guards, landed at Arromanches on 8th June 1944, and was severely wounded as he fought his way towards Belgium.
Full details of the Legion d'honneur can be found here.