Farewell to the Great Escaper: Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who broke out of his care home to attend Normandy commemoration, dies aged 90

January 6, 2015 3:43 PM

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Farewell to the Great Escaper: Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who broke out of his care home to attend Normandy commemoration, dies aged 90

Bernard Jordan made international headlines after escaping his East Sussex care home last June and secretly travelling to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations.

'I was once on a mission to recover one of the Enigma machines from a U-boat which we'd forced to the surface by dropping depth charges, and crippling it,' the 90-year-old Royal Navy veteran told friends.

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