This D-Day Veteran Snuck Out Of His Care Home And Fled The Country To Honour His Fallen Comrades

Step 1: Hide medals under raincoat. Step 2: Secretly hop on cross-channel ferry.

1. When elderly resident Bernard Jordan failed to return from his walk, staff at The Pines care home in Hove, East Sussex called the police.

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2. The former Naval officer was eventually tracked down in Normandy, where he was commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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5. Troops from the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment escorted the D-Day veteran home on the ferry. “He’s our new best mate,” they told the Daily Mail.

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6. Jordan claims that he took flight because staff at The Pines refused to allow him to attend the commemorations.

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7. However, on their Facebook page, the company that runs the home has stated that his request was simply “too last minute”.

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