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Medals and honours

D-Day veterans - award of the Legion d'Honneur

The government of France has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d’Honneur to all surviving veterans.

Find out how to apply for medals and where to get help

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The Royal British Legion, working in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, would like to see each and every one of the men and women who were killed during WW1 individually commemorated.


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Apply for a medal

Eligible ex-armed forces personnel and next of kin are encouraged to apply.


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Find out how to nominate someone for an honour. The person must still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for.


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BNTVA recognition campaign

Councillors voted to support the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association's campaign for national recognition of the country's nuclear test veterans. 


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Street naming and Victoria Cross recipient: Joel Halliwell VC Way

Middleton’s only Victoria Cross recipient was recognised in the town. Corporation Street will now forever be known as LCpl Joel Halliwell V.C. Way.


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Military Cross: LCpl Stephen Shaw

Heywood's Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw has attended Buckingham Palace to collect his Military Cross for heroism while serving in Afghanistan.


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Street naming and Freedom of the Borough: LCpl Stephen Shaw

Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw M.C become a Freeman of the Borough, the highest honour the council can bestow on an individual or group. 


Victoria Cross recipient: Sgt James
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Victoria Cross recipient: Sgt James Clark

Sgt James Clark VC was born on 6 April 1894 in Winsford, Cheshire. He left school at the age of 14, where he worked as a day-labourer, before he enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers in October 1915.


Victoria Cross recipient: Prvt Anthony
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Victoria Cross recipient: Prvt Anthony Palmer

Private Anthony Palmer VC was born on the 10 March 1819 in Brereton Green, Cheshire. He was a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards during the Crimean war.