Posted on June 16, 2014
Bernard Jordan, the war veteran who turned up in Normandy after he was reported missing from his care home in England said he was overwhelmed by the number of cards and gifts he had received for his 90th birthday.
Mr Jordan, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, made headline news around the world when he disappeared from The Pines care home in Hove, East Sussex, embarking on a cross-channel trip for the 70th anniversary of D-Day wearing his war medals underneath his grey mac.
But the former Royal Navy officer decided his birthday should be more low-key and is celebrating it quietly with friends and his wife Irene, a spokesman for the veteran said.
The Candy Girls, who met Mr Jordan on his way to France, will also be singing to him, the spokesman said.