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France honours D-Day hero with legion medal

A RESIDENT of Abbeyfield Ballachulish has been honoured for his role as a flying officer in the RAF in the Normandy landings on D-Day during the Second World War.

Alexander MacLachlan, 95, received a Legion D’Honneur medal from Emmanuel Cocher, the Consul General for France in Scotland, on Friday July 22 at Abbeyfield.

Members of the British Legion of Lochaber and guests with Alexander MacLachan. Inset: Emmanuel Cocher, Consul General of France in Scotland, presents Alexander with his Legion d’Honneur medal.
Photographs by Anthony MacMillan.
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