Dad was another one who didn't get his medals and wouldn't claim for them - but Mam did it for him. Now he's willing to bring them out when I ask him, and he has begun talking about his time there to his eldest grandchild. He went into Burma on a glider (one glider on each wing of the plane!) & along with oxen who weren't even attached up. On asking what to do if they started moving about, he was told "you'll know what to do when it happens".