Alan McLean (1957-59) made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour


Alan McLean (1957-59) was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by decree of the President of France on the 13 July 2015. He was awarded this in respect of his 50 years’ service to the Maritime Industry. The Légion d'Honneur or, to give it its full name, l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (the National Order of the Legion of Honour), created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest decoration in France.

It is not very often that a British subject, living and working in France is honoured in this way. This is Alan’s second French honour. In 2005 he was made a Chevalier in the Order of the Maritime Merit.


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