Last Friday I was honoured to be part of a celebration for Sgt Percy Boffey and LAC Albert Robilliard who have recently been awarded the Legion d’honneur by the French Government for their valiant service in the Second World War.
I would like to thank these men who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect our freedom and democracy and that of future generations to come.
Unfortunately, Sgt Percy Boffey was unable to attend the event due to ill-health. A member of his family came to the celebration on his behalf and I would like to wish him a swift recovery.
I would, also, like to mention Lance Corporal Colin Lockwood who sadly passed away before he could receive his Legion d’honneur medal. We should remember the role he paid in fighting to defend the world against fascism and tyranny and thank him for his selfless service.