Search

Barnsbury singer serenades D-day runaway Bernard Jordan

14:31 11 June 2014

Freyja Sculpher, Marielle Rivallain, Bernard Jorda, Debbie Watts and Elkie Jeffery

Freyja Sculpher, Marielle Rivallain, Bernard Jorda, Debbie Watts and Elkie Jeffery

Archant

Britain’s favourite D-day veteran was serenaded by an Islington trio on his secret trip to Normandy last week.

Bernard Jordan, 89, shot to fame last week when he snook out of a care home in Hove to attend a special ceremony for the 70th anniversary of D-day.

And it was 1920s themed harmony group Candy Girls, formed by Barnsbury resident Elkie Jeffery, who had the pleasure of singing to the former Royal Navy Lieutenant on the ferry to the French coast.

Miss Jeffery, 30, of Arundel Square, said: “It was amazing, we were doing shows three times a day on the cruise.

“It was incredibly moving, the veterans were dancing with us and we were welling up and so were they – they were such lovely gentlemen.

“They were typical cheeky chappy soldiers, saying things like ‘if I were 50 years younger’, they were a delight.”

All three of the Candy Girls are full time singers and singing teachers. Go to the-candy-girls.co.uk for more information.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Mon, 17:00
Boddington

A leading tech boss has called for more action to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects at school and for Tech City to become more multicultural.

Mon, 16:50
Gabriel Thomson, 28, who formerly appeared in BBC sitcom 'My Family' has been accepted to King's College London with a view to become a human right's barrister

Gabriel Thomson received a distinction whilst studying at City and Islington College

Friday, July 24, 2015
Members of the Islington Debt Coalition campaigned outside Finsbury Park Station last Thursday to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks

Council insists payday lending shops are not welcome in Islington

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Parking space for disabled person/

Recent statistics showed unemployment rates fall but disabled still face barriers to work

Most read news

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder