At a service at Eccleston Parish Church on Sunday, Dennis Firth received the prestigious Legion D’Honneur.
The 95 Year-old received the honour for his role in the Battle of Britain.
The Order of Légion d’Honneur is the highest decoration in France. While membership in the Légion is technically restricted to French nationals, foreign nationals who have served France or the ideals it upholds may also receive the honour, As Dennis has done.
It was established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte, and the the order’s motto is “Honneur et Patrie” (“Honour and Fatherland”)