Ferry staff who met Bernard Jordan on his latest adventure to Normandy have described the veteran as a "game old boy".
"I knew he was a game old boy, he certainly has his wits about him," said employee Sonia Pittam.
"He didn't say much about the landings just how pleased he was to be on board and couldn't believe how everyone was looking after them."
"All the people waving on the route to the harbour entrance - he kept saying all this for us?"
The D-Day veteran who caused a furore by sneaking off from his care home to Normandy last week explains why he made the "secretive" journey.
An 89-year-old veteran reported missing from a nursing home was found in France, marking the anniversary of the D-Day landings.