AS part of a town centre D-Day exhibition, the life of a major general from Whitehaven will be explored. 

Logan Scott-Bowden was born in Whitehaven over 100 years ago and was involved in significant moments in World War II, including the D-Day landing. 

A major-general is a general officer, the equivalent of a naval flag officer. The major-general rank is senior to the ranks of brigadier general and commodore, and junior to lieutenant-general and vice admiral. 

The organisers of the exhibition wrote on social media: "As part of the D-Day Exhibition next week we will be looking at the remarkable professional life of major general Logan Scott-Bowden CBE, DSO, MC, and Bar. Born in Whitehaven in 1920 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1939.

"During his career, the Major General saw service in Norway, conducted reconnaissance of the D-Day Beaches, joined the Americans for the D-Day landings, and went on to see a full and interesting career.

"Join us all week at St Nicholas Gardens from Monday, June 3 to Friday 7."