The PJ Tatler

British WWII Vet Bails on Nursing Home to Attend D-Day Ceremony


An 89-year-old WW2 veteran disappeared from his nursing home without saying where he was going and went to France for the D-Day commemorations.

The former mayor of Hove, Bernard Jordan, left the home at 10:30 BST on Thursday, and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.

Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France and was safe and well at a hotel in Ouistreham.

Later it emerged that Mr Jordan was on a ferry back to the UK.


There is just a level of badassedness to these WWII guys that we are never going to see again. They are all very old now but the men who stopped Hitler aren’t going to let age stop them.

May God bless all of them.

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