Macclesfield D-Day Heroes Honoured

Two brave Macclesfield residents have been awarded the highest French order of merit for their distinguished service during the Second World War, at ceremonies attended by local MP David Rutley.

Kenneth Newton, aged 94, and George Lucas, aged 92, were appointed to the rank of chevalier, or knight, of the Légion d’Honneur for their engagement and involvement in the D-Day landings. The presentation of their medals by the Honorary French Consul of Manchester, Monsieur Rodolphe Soulard, took place at Parkmount Care Home, Macclesfield, and Macclesfield General Hospital, respectively, in the presence of friends and family, as well as the Mayor of Macclesfield, Councillor Beverley Dooley.

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