Rewarding their part in the liberation of France during the Second World War, the medal is awarded to all British veterans who took part in military operations between 1944 and 1945.
The French President announced the award at the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June 2014, and since then over 5,000 medals have been issued.
The medal was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is France’s highest distinction, being awarded for both military and civilian merit. Military awards are awarded for bravery or service.
The medal is a five-armed Maltese cross, enamelled white with a central ring bearing the legend “Republique Francaise” which encircles Marianne, the national symbol of the French Republic. The medal ribbon is scarlet red.
Valour Band proudly stocks the Legion d’honneur link, which can be found here: Legion d’honneur