Modest, humane, matter-of-fact, and with an amazing memory for detail, it goes without saying that he must also have been quite a pilot. This video footage of him talking about his wartime experiences is a good watch.
He has a memoir, From North Africa to the Arakan, which I will put on my 'must track down' list.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends, but a man for them to be proud of. May he rest in peace.