Tea party celebrates D-Day veteran receiving highest honour from France

Major Ron Rogers of Harrold with Colin Mason, HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Bedfordshire (left) and son of Ron's Commanding Officer in 1944  Robert Goodwin (right).
Major Ron Rogers of Harrold with Colin Mason, HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Bedfordshire (left) and son of Ron's Commanding Officer in 1944 Robert Goodwin (right).

A D-Day veteran from Harrold has been awarded Frances highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur.

Major Ron Rogers of the Suffolk Regiment has been recognised for his service in the Normandy Landings on June 4, 1944.

He has been a member of the Lavendon branch of the Royal British Legion for many years and, to celebrate his award, a tea was held for Ron and around 40 of his family and friends last Thursday at Harrold Bowls Club. It just so happened to also be held two days after his 98th birthday.

There are now only two surviving members of the Suffolk Regiment, Ron and one other who lives in Suffolk.