Home » Law & Government » Military » 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.

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

Source: https://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-06-06/d-day-veteran-pulls-off-nursing-home-escape/