It got interesting because a lady that I know sent it to me this AM. Her Father was one of the people and is the "Don Handscombe" mentioned in the srticle. I would add that she had no idea what her Father got up to in the War.
So there's something to be learnt from this and it's that these people just got on with it without any hope of reward. Rather different from the attitudes of some members of society these days.