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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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  1. Lewis Vaughan Jones: ITV News Correspondent

D-Day vet's wife 'not surprised' by secret Normandy trip

Bernard Jordan was greeted with cheers and flags on his return to his care home in Hove, Sussex. Credit: ITV News

By Lewis Vaughan Jones: ITV News Correspondent

Bernard Jordan has been welcomed back enthusiastically by carers and residents at the care home the 89-year-old escaped to join this week's D-Day commemorations.

Among them was Bernard's wife, who knew nothing at all about his plans but said she was not at all surprised by decision to abscond for the ceremonies in Normandy.

Bernard is now resting up after his adventure. For the record, it is worth remembering that he was never 'banned' from taking the trip, but had just left it too late to join an organised trip - that is why he decided to go it alone and not tell anyone.

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