Jim Pass, a lifelong caravanner and a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club for more than 50 years has been awarded a Chevalier Légion d’honneur.
The Légion d’honneur is the most esteemed order for servicemen and women who fought to protect France in times of war. On average, just ten British nationals receive the medal each year.
The 98 year-old was presented with his medal by the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom Yorkshire Air Museum. Jim served over seven years during and shortly after the war. Upon returning home, he became an active member of The Camping and Caravanning Club. He remains the Vice President of the British Caravan Club, the latest in a long line of titles held by the former soldier. Darren Whittington,
The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Membership Services Director, said: “Jim’s brave endeavours on D-Day and his heroic efforts have rightly earned him this medal, the highest honour bestowed by the French Government. “His achievements and hard work for The Camping and Caravanning Club must also be commended. He is one of our true ‘golden members’.”