French honour for bravery for Royal Navy D-Day veteran

Eric Drube pictured third left, front row.

Eric Drube pictured third left, front row.

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A Royal Navy veteran whose ship played a key role in the D-Day landings has been awarded France’s top decoration for his bravery.

Eric Drube from Bletchley was presented with the Legion d’Honneur in Central London by the French Ambassador Bernard Emie, along with three fellow veterans, for his courage in the Second World War.

At the age of 20 Eric served aboard HMS Cockatrice, an Algerine Class Fleet Minesweeper, as part of the 18th Minesweeping Flotilla.

 

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