Legion Scotland and The French Consulate General will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a poignant service and reception in Edinburgh tomorrow (6th June)…

Taking place at The French Consulate in the heart of the nation’s capital, the event will be attended by D-Day veterans, serving personnel, various dignitaries and Graeme Dey, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans.

During the service, the Knight of the Légion d’Honneur Cross will be presented on behalf of the President of the French Republic by the Consul General of France to the veterans who served on D-Day and were part of the subsequent liberation of France. Since June 2014, more than 5,800 medals have been awarded.

Veteran Richard John William Honour, who was deployed to Normandy on 6th August 1944 before advancing through France and Belgium, will do a reading at the service which will be conducted by the Reverend Dr Karen K Campbell, the National Padre of Legion Scotland.

Music will be provided Legion Scotland signing sweetheart Amy Hawthorn along with performances by the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland and Combined Cadet Force pupils from Edinburgh Academy.