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French Legion of Honour

Photo: Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff

The Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration, is awarded by the Republic of France to those who helped liberate the country during the Second World War. The medal was presented to Second World War veteran Fred Turnbull during a ceremony at CFB Halifax on June 9. Mr. Turnbull was 17 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He’s seen here with Mrs. Laurence Monmayrant, Consul General of France for the Atlantic Provinces.