A veteran of the Normandy campaign has been decorated with France’s highest honour.
Tony Martin will wear his Legion d’honneur medal as he joins a service commemorating the anniversary of D-Day at the National Memorial Arboretum today.
The 97-year-old will join surviving veterans and their families for the service at Alrewas.
Peter Lloyd, secretary of the Normandy Veterans Alliance for the Midlands, said: “There are 30-or-so of our members planning to go and about the same number will be coming up from the Southend branch for example. There are quite a few visitors interested too.”
The service takes place from noon at the Spirit of Normandy memorial.