Australian Second World War Veterans honoured by the French Government

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Over the next two months, 106 Second World War veterans will be honoured at ceremonies across Australia with France’s prestigious Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is the highest award given by France for outstanding service to the Republic. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour rewards both outstanding military accomplishments and other distinguished service to France.

Ceremonies will be held in Perth (10 June 2015), Brisbane (12 June), Sydney (16 and 19 June), Adelaide (6 July) and Melbourne (7 July).  

Over the past 100 years, marking a century of service, Australian service men and women have embodied the ANZAC values of courage, bravery, sacrifice, mateship, loyalty, selflessness and resilience, and it is fitting their service and sacrifice is acknowledged by our allies.