I couldnt believe it myself but last sunday on Geographical channel was a story about a sgt ex WW1 and a young private fed up with making army dentures in 42 who stole some grenades, a fishing boat and 2 revolvers. They went absent and sent a letter to WS Churchill with their paybooks stating they were going to france. Turns out that they blew up the cookhouse and some sort of Radar mast at bruneval and fortuitously created a diversion for the 2 Para raid by Mjor Frost and his men. It was claimed to be true. I thought it was very funny and enjoyed it! They also derailed a train by accident! Just in case anyone else saw it!