9 Apr 2019

D-Day switchboard operator to be awarded Legion d’honneur at 92

In June it will be 75 years since the D-Day landings. As part of the commemorations in Normandy, one 92-year-old Londoner will be given France’s highest military order of merit for her role in the communications HQ that co-ordinated the invasion to liberate western Europe from the Nazis.

We went to meet her at her south London home, and started by asking what exactly her role was.