D-Day veterans receive French honour

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:56 GMT, Oct 16, 2015 |

Nine World War Two veterans are to receive France’s highest honour for bravery, in a special ceremony in Edinburgh.

The Scottish veterans will be presented with the Legion d’Honneur, on board a French naval destroyer berthed in Leith.

The award will honour them for the role they played in liberating France during the war.

Many of those being honoured took part in the D-Day landings in June 1944.

 The ceremony is the latest in a series that have taken place throughout the UK since the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June 2014, when President Francois Hollande pledged to honour all surviving British veterans who fought in France during the war.

Some 3,000 applications were received in the space of a few months, with hundreds of medals awarded so far.