French Legion of Honour for Canadian WWII veteran Fred Turnbull

Fred Turnbull is seen in an image from video. (CTV Atlantic)

By The Canadian Press, June 9, 2017 

HALIFAX – France will confer its highest decoration on a Nova Scotia man who helped shuttle thousands of soldiers overseas during the Second World War.

Canadian warships were part of a massive Allied armada sailing across the English Channel during the invasion of Normandy, France and German-occupied western Europe.

Fred Turnbull – who was 19 at the time – was a bowman-gunner in the Royal Canadian Navy landing craft assault flotilla that transported soldiers to beaches in designated landing areas.

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