The poise and the *** reminded me of a Dutch 3/E on Magdapur in mid 60's. He was well into his 50's then - seldom wore a boiler suit, if he did it would be tied around his ample waist A vest, beret, boots and *** were his trademarks. When manouevring if a telegraph for greater revs he would turn round and give a roar with upraised arms as a signal to the firemen - Initially bemused by these antics the firemen and some of the bolder Tindals would respond in like style. I don't think he would have stayed long. I got the impression he was a bit of a drifter.
His energy for someone of his age was impressive though.