Thursday  8th, May 2008

French TV




On Wednesday February 10th, 2010, on behalf of her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Mr Leon GAUTIER (1st Bataillon de Fusiliers Commandos - N°4 Commando) was bestowed the medal of the Order of the British Empire by his Excellency, Sir Peter WESTMACOTT, Ambassador of Great Britain in France.

Le mercredi 10 février 2010, M. Léon GAUTIER recevait la médaille de l'Ordre de l'Empire Britannique





June 2016

72th Anniversary  of D-Day





June 2015

71st Anniversary  of D-Day





70th anniversary of D-Day


Six French Veterans from N°4 Commando, having landed on June 6th 1944, Messrs Chouteau, Faure, Gautier, Masson, Morel, Rossey, were present with  British Veterans at the ceremonies held on 6th June 2014 in Ouistreham







Foreign and French Veterans greeted by the President of French Republic



Leon Gautier reminds he marched past in U.K. on July14th 1940 in front of Princess Elizabeth,

 now H.M. the Queen Elizabeth II



Hubert Faure



Paul Chouteau, Rene Rossey, Jean Masson




Jean Morel (first row), Leon Gautier chatting

with Hubert Faure (second row), Jean Masson at rear



Leon Gautier from N° 4 Commando chatting with two British Veterans from N° 3 and N° 6 Commandos



Peaceful symbol: today friends, Leon Gautier with Johannes Börner


                 Photos: JML PHOTOS, BM Amfreville,Ch,DL



Other  anniversaries of D-Day



Laying of the wreathes at  Saint Aubin d'Arquenay



 Ranville military cimetery:

honours to the  French commandos killed in action


Ouistreham, commandos memorial:

honours are rendered to the 177 French commandos 








Beach of Ouistreham

Ceremony of tradition of l'Ecole des Fusiliers de Lorient



Dépôt de gerbes à la stèle du N°4 Commando


Stèle du n°4 Commando

Laying of the wreath by veteran Leon Gautier N°4 Commando







Stèle du n°4 Commando

British veterans honouring their English and French dead comrades