Former Royal Naval Officer, Bernard Jordan, 89, went missing from his nursing home after being told he wasn’t well enough to travel to Normandy for the 70th anniversary reunion.
He had sneaked onto the coach with his friends wearing his war medals hidden under his raincoat. He returned to a hero’s welcome in Portsmouth on a ferry yesterday, saying “I will be in some trouble with the care home, but it was worth it.”
“I just wanted to go over and join in with the commemorations,’ he said. ‘Being a veteran myself this was important to me and it meant the world. I met some great characters from old veterans to dancing girls.”
Mr. Jordan on board the ferry
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