A brilliant Bletchley Park codebreaker has been awarded the prestigious Legion d'Honneur.

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Pictured: The local Royal Naval Association Chairman Rick Squibb and Lorna Cockayne arrive at the ceremony.<br />
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A brilliant Bletchley Park codebreaker who enabled the Allies to read crucial messages before Adolf Hitler received them has today been awarded the prestigious Legion d'Honneur.<br />
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Lorna Cockayne, now aged 96, worked on the 'Colossus' computer which cracked the Lorenz code used by German generals to brief the Nazi leader.<br />
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She fed in tape and counted letters to decipher intercepted messages for eight hours daily without a break as the giant machine never stopped.<br />
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The intelligence she uncovered was particularly important in the lead-up to the D-Day landings in June 1944.