Military honour for veterans at same housing scheme
Two World War II veterans from the same housing scheme have been awarded the prestigious Legion d’honneur by the French government.
Anthony Booth and Norman Kent, who both live at Vinnicombe Court, one of our retirement housing schemes in Ipswich, were presented with their medals at a special ceremony on Tuesday (January 26).
Anthony, 94, and Norman, 93, were presented the awards by the Suffolk Lord-Lieutenant Clare, Countess of Euston during the ceremony.
Both men played a key role on the Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings. The Legion d’honneur is the highest military honour the French government can give.
Lesley Goodwin, court manager at Vinnicombe Court, said: “We are so proud of Anthony and Norman and delighted they have been presented with this prestigious and well-deserved honour.
“It is fantastic to see their bravery and service honoured in this way.”
Housing & Care 21 grew out of the housing arm of the Royal British Legion.
*Pictured Anthony Booth (left) and Norman Kent (right) who both received the Legion d'honneur