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Normandy 'great escapee' returns home to 'face the music'

An 89-year-old war veteran found in Normandy after being reported missing by staff at his care home in Hove, Sussex, is making his way home "to face the music".

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'Game old boy' Bernard Jordan on ferry to France

Bernard Jordan pictured on his ferry to Normandy. Credit: Brittany Ferries

Ferry staff who met Bernard Jordan on his latest adventure to Normandy have described the veteran as a "game old boy".

"I knew he was a game old boy, he certainly has his wits about him," said employee Sonia Pittam.

"He didn't say much about the landings just how pleased he was to be on board and couldn't believe how everyone was looking after them."

"All the people waving on the route to the harbour entrance - he kept saying all this for us?"

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