In 2014, an 89 year old WW2 veteran, Bernard Shaw went missing from his nursing home. It turned out that he went to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings against the nursing home’s orders. He left the home wearing a grey mack concealing the war medals on his jacket.

Missing D-Day veteran pulls off escape to Normandy

A pensioner who went missing from a nursing home in East Sussex has been found safe and well – commemorating the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Police said staff at the Hove nursing home called them yesterday evening when the WWII veteran did not return after going for a walk.

It was not until a younger veteran called to say he met the pensioner on a coach to France and that he was safe at a hotel in Ouistreham.

It turned out the 89-year-old man had left the facility wearing a grey mack concealing a jacket underneath with his war medals attached.

Sussex Police said they have spoken to him and “are satisfied that the pensioner is fine”, adding: “Once the pensioner is home we will go and have a chat with him to check he is ok.”Continue Reading