Ernest Payne
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War veteran Ernest Payne, 97, receives medals for WWII

A 97-year-old war veteran from Sussex has received three war medals - 68 years on from when he saw action on D-Day.

Ernest Payne, from Brighton, has received three medals after relatives applied on his behalf to the Ministry of Defence.

Mr Payne, a tank driver in B Squadron the 24th Lancers, took part in the D-Day landings in June 1944.

He has received a War Medal 1939-45, a 1939-45 Star and a France and Germany Star.

  • 13 Mar 2012