Veteran who snuck off to Normandy is Bernard Jordan

The 89-year-old veteran who went missing from his Hove nursing home to secretly travel to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings is Bernard Jordan, the former mayor of Hove.

His nursing home tweeted a "then and now" picture of him.

Ynz0gq6ibdxjgqrxjzzw_normal

To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day we wanted to share this incredible 'then and now' photo of Bernard #Hove #DDay http://t.co/pQrc1FnXFY

Bpcsnqxcyaaocpw

Pines care home in Hove said it is "definitely not the case" that the veteran was banned from attending D-Day commemorations.

A Sussex Police spokesman also denied reports that the home prevented the veteran attending the event.

More: Veteran missing from care home found at Normandy service

Advertisement

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".