A World War II veteran and Red Kite tenant who landed in France on D-Day has been awarded a Legion d’Honneur medal by the French government.

Albert Edward Scott (also known as Ted) was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Order National de la Legion d’Honneur in recognition of this military engagement and “steadfast involvement” in the liberation of France during WWII. The Order National de la Legion d’Honneur (also known as the Legion of Honour) is the highest French order for military and civil merits.

Mr Scott was a trooper in the 22nd Dragoons and landed on Juno Beach on 6th June 1944. Part of a mine clearing party, his tank was hit and he was injured along with a radio operator.

His medal was presented by Wycombe District Council Chairman and Red Kite Board member Ian McEnnis in March, in front of Mr. Scott’s friends and family. There were also representatives from the High Wycombe branch of the Royal British Legion in attendance, of which Mr Scott is a member.

Mr Scott medal

He proudly dedicated his medal to his battalion, the 22nd Dragoons.

Sadly, Mr Scott was unable to travel to the French Embassy in London to be presented with his medal, so Wycombe District Council instead invited him to the Chairman’s office with his friends and loved ones.