Honour for major who led capture of German port in WWII
A British World War II veteran who led a team of Commandos that seized a key German port, allowing the Allies to then secure Denmark, is to be honoured.
Germany is bestowing the Great Seal of Kiel on Maj Tony Hibbert, who lives in Cornwall, for leading the 500-strong team in capturing the port of Kiel.
In May 1945, Operation Eclipse led to the surrender of a large German garrison and all the Nazis in Denmark.
The award is for his role in delivering Kiel from Soviet occupation.