One of the biggest regrets of Henry Hector's life is that he never really got to to know his dad or learn about the role he played as a sailor on D-Day.
Now, 70 years after the invasion, he's finding out more thanks to a diary his father wrote as he crossed the channel to France.
What he described has brought him and history to life. Richard Jones reports.
ITV Meridian has been named as the News Programme of the Year at the EDF Energy London & South of England Media Awards. Programme director Lisa Nichols accepts the award on behalf of the team.
He became famous after he dissapeared from his care home in Hove so he could attend
D day memorial events in France. Now, 90 year old Bernard Jordan has been given an Older People's Award for bravery throughout his life. He was given the award by the charity Impact Initiatives.
He went on the run from his care home in Sussex and sparked a police alert. But Normandy veteran Bernard Jordan has now arrived back home in Hove - to a hero's welcome. He'd made his own way to the D-Day commemorations after missing an official trip across the Channel.
This report by David Johns, which starts with flash photography, features Bernard Jordan describing his trip.
Bernard Jordan, who went missing from his Sussex care home, was mayor of Hove in the mid-90s. This is a very shot clip of our footage.
Fred was joined at Southwick House by David Eisenhower grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Sangeeta went down to the beaches to meet two very special men - now both in their 90s and living in Kent. Both were brothers in arms, serving on board the same warship on D-Day.