A WAR veteran was officially presented with the French Government’s highest decoration after his efforts in World War Two.

Les Holyome, 91 from Rayleigh, was awarded the the Legion D’Honneur on Friday by Rayleigh MP, Mark Francois at the Royal British Legion Memorial Hall.

The day also consisted of a buffet and an open bar for visitors to enjoy along with the presentation.

Les was delighted with how the day panned out. He said: “I had a lovely time and everything went really well.

“The weather was nice so we also got to sit outside.

“There was about 20 people there including my granddaughter and my nephew who lives in Australia who I haven’t seen since he was a child - he’s now 78 so was a lovely to catch up.”