War veteran returning to care home to 'face the music'

Bernard Jordan, the 89-year-old war veteran found in Normandy after being reported missing from his care home returning this morning. Credit: Press Association

A 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".

Brittany Ferries' skipper, Captain Olivier Macoin shakes hands with Bernard Jordan. Credit: Press Association

Bernard Jordan was reported missing on Thursday night by staff at The Pines care home in Hove, Sussex, after embarking on his cross-channel trip for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Arriving at Portsmouth he said he had a great time, and intended to do it again next year.

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The former Royal Navy officer said that he would have to face the music when he returned to the home. He said:

"Yeah, I'm going to have to face that but it's just one of those things."

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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".