90-year-old war veteran Bernard Jordan made his way to France to commemorate the D-Day landings, that is after secretly slipping out of his old folks home.

The former Royal Navy officer told ITV tonight that he hoped he would not be in trouble when he returned.



Jordan was reported missing last night by staff at The Pines care home in Hove, Sussex, after embarking on his cross-channel trip for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

He told the broadcaster:

“Because I wanted to go to this show here that was on today, that was the main reason I came over here.

“It’s a first class show because I have been here last year and I have been here obviously this time and I’m going to – touch wood I’m still with us – and I will be 91 then, but if I am still about I shall try next year’s as well.” source

Asked if he would be in trouble with the care home he added: “I might be, but I hope not.”