This might be one of the best stories I’ve had the pleasure of writing.
An 89-year-old was told that he wasn’t allowed to attend a Normandy commemoration ceremony in France, but snuck out and went anyway. Why? Because he gives absolutely zero fucks about anything but serving his country, that’s why.
The veteran was reported missing on Thursday evening, but another veteran called the home and reported that they were both alive and well at a hotel near Ouistreham, Normandy.
A Sussex Policeman reported to to the BBC: “We have spoken to the veteran who called the home today and are satisfied that the pensioner is fine and that his friends are going to ensure he gets back to Hove safely over the next couple of days after the D-Day celebrations finish. Once the pensioner is home we will go and have a chat with him to check he is OK.”