Press coverage summary for Marie Scott and RNRMC veterans trip to Portsmouth


We were delighted to receive some fantastic press coverage for our recent Navy veterans trip to Portsmouth, which was funded and organised by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity in partnership with the Taxi Charity.

D-Day switchboard operator, Marie Scott, who had received the Legion of Honour only days earlier, was part of our group, and participated in several interviews before the trip and whilst at Southwick House, where she was based during the D-Day landings.

The announcement about her award also received a lot of coverage.

Here's a summary of the coverage:

« J’ai entendu le fracas des combats » : à 17 ans, Marie Scott a participé au Débarquement, l'édition du soir (Ouest-France)

14 May 2019

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'People Are Dying There': D-Day Switchboard Operator Remembers Normandy Landings, ForcesTV

12 April 2019


Read full article and watch Claire Sadler's interview with Marie Scott

D-Day switchboard operator celebrates French Legion d’honneur award with first visit to Southwick House, The Portsmouth News

11 April 2019


Read full article and watch Richard Lemmer's interview with Marie Scott

92 year old woman pays special visit to D-Day headquarters in Hampshire, ITV Meridian

11 April 2019


Read full article and watch Mary Stanley's full report

World War II veteran 'truly overwhelmed' to be awarded medal for her service, In Your Area

10 April 2019

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D-Day switchboard operator to be awarded Legion d’honneur at 92, Channel 4 News

9 April 2019


Watch Jon Snow's interview with Marie Scott

WWII operator who passed coded messages to D-Day troops 'very humbled' to receive France's highest honour, ITV News

9 April 2019


Read full article and watch Paul Davies' full report

Southwick House Switchboard Operator Marie Scott awarded the prestigious Legion Of Honour, Cobseo

8 April 2019

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Former switchboard operator at D-Day HQ to receive Legion d’honneur, Express & Star

7 April 2019

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Former switchboard operator at D-Day headquarters, 92, to be awarded the French Legion of Honour, The Telegraph

7 April 2019

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Switchboard operator at the communications HQ that oversaw the D Day landings, now 92, is handed France's highest honour for her heroic work as a 17-year-old, Daily Mail

7 April 2019

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Former switchboard operator at D-Day headquarters awarded Legion d’honneur at age 92, The Independent

7 April 2019

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