Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician serving as President of France since 2017. He previously was Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs from 2014 to 2016.
A 102-year-old former Royal Navy minesweeper France has conferred the highest military honor for his service on D-Day.
Dennis Roy Cooper was presented with the Legion D'honneur during a ceremony at Blandford Camp in Dorset.
Mr Cooper, who said originally from Portsmouth, the work he did was "incredibly risky", but he was "a bit surprised" to receive the honor.
"It is important that these events will never forget," he said.
Mr Cooper entered the Royal Navy in October 1940 at the age of 23 years.
In 1944 he was service as a sub-lieutenant, and helped, to the accompaniment of two mulberry harbours in Normandy. 5. June this year, he was engaged in minesweeping from Sword Beach to Cherbourg from the Cotentin Peninsula.Mr Cooper, known as Roy, was presented the honor at Blandford Camp
In the Royal Navy , confirmed Mr Cooper "saw extensive action of clearing mine fields" and played an important role in keeping the water free of explosives.
"I lost a lot of friends, I will never forget. "Mr Cooper attended The Ceremony with his wife, Mary,
, The Lord Lieutenant, Mr Cooper said the decision, made in honour by the French President, Emmanuel Macron - "in recognition of what they did".
The Veteran has previously been awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France and Germany star with Atlantic Bar, the defence medal and the victory medal.
After The War he left the army and a career in the car industry.
He moved into Marnhull in Dorset, where he lived with his wife, Maria, a retired school principal, for 32 years.