HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAJOR DR MANTELL
Chevalier de Legion d’ Honneur - For service to France June – August 1944.
This honour has been awarded to those surviving on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Major Mantell landed on Sword Beach on D Day as a troop leader with the East Riding Yeomanry and served with that regiment until VE Day. He transferred to the 16th/5th Lancers on the disbandment of the Yeomanry regiments at the end of the war.