A FORMER Royal Navy serviceman who took part in the World War Two D-Day landings has received the Legion D’honneur medal from the French government.

Harold Griffiths, aged 102, of Malvern Link, said he is proud to have received the medal after so many years.

Mr Griffiths served in a landing craft that brought tanks and troops ashore to one of the British beaches during the invasion of Normandy.

He said: “It was soldiers of the RAF Regiment we had on board. The thing I remember is how many ships there were. There were so many ships that you could not see the sea.”

Mr Griffiths’ naval service from 1940 to 1946 took him to Iceland, the USA, Canada and West Africa.

Originally from Dundee, he settled in Lancashire after the war, moving to Malvern later in life.

He said: “I’m very proud the French government has awarded me this medal.

“All my shipmates have gone now. I’m the last one.”