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.

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

Apparently he'd deliberately snuck out of the care home, hidden his war medals under his coat, and travelled to France by coach and ferry.

A privilege for us to carry #bernardjordan to Normandy.

Brittany Ferries@BrittanyFerries

A privilege for us to carry #bernardjordan to Normandy.

11:18 PM - 06 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"I wanted to go to this show," he told an ITV broadcaster in Normandy. "It's a first class show. I have been last year and if I am still about I shall try next year's as well."

Bernard Jordan on the bridge of the Normandie with the Captain and Purser this morning. #DDay70

Brittany Ferries@BrittanyFerries

Bernard Jordan on the bridge of the Normandie with the Captain and Purser this morning. #DDay70

9:18 AM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.