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The plane crashed en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf

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French Alps plane crash: Germanwings crew 'did not send distress signal'

Officials initially thought the crew on the Airbus A320 issued a mayday signal 46 minutes after take-off

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D-Day veteran Ted Turner, 89, was awarded the 'Legion d'Honneur' by Captain Francois Jean, the Consul Honoraire of France, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande, at a ceremony at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea

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