But to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
, it is being awarded to veterans who helped in the liberation of France.
George was a Parachute Regiment sergeant who took part in the D-Day
landings - crossing the English Channel in a glider before dropping behind enemy lines.
Charles commissioned the portraits after attending the 70th anniversary D-Day
commemorations in Normandy last summer, to ensure an artistic record remained of those who fought during the campaign to liberate Europe from Hitler.
Inside the cathedral was British D-Day
veteran Victor Mackenzie, 91, who was aged 20 when he served with the Royal Army Service Corps on D-Day
John Coode, 89, has been told he must wait until next year to receive his prestigious Legion D'Honneur from the French government for his bravery on D-Day
A message sent to top brass on May 19, 1944, substituted Halcyon for D-Day
and Hornpipe for Operation Overlord.
Year 7 student Divya said: "We had lessons like History, Geography, Arts, English and PE focusing on D-Day
and World War 2 warfare.
They have recorded the bulletin scripts that were read out as the Allied forces landed in Normandy for D-Day
, 70 years ago.
My wife Colleen and I are in Normandy with my Reagan Legacy Foundation, which raised money to help send 14 veterans of D-Day
back to France to celebrate an important day in history that too few Americans younger than 60 know anything about.
He addressed the House of Commons on D-Day
on June 6, 1944, saying: "An immense armada of upwards of 4,000 ships, together with several thousand smaller craft, crossed the Channel.
Leger's Landings in Normandy goes to the landing beaches and battlegrounds, military cemeteries and museums, including Pegasus Bridge - the scene of the first action of D-Day
- and Omaha Beach, a poignant reminder of America's role and immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan.
Written in association with Imperial War Museums, D-Day
and the box-set of True Stories of the Second World War provide readers concise and very readable accounts of the conflict.