Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The epilogue reveals that little Sarah Jennings made the Hunters' shields into a beautifully-painted memorial, and later wrote a book called "Mgalekgolo and Me: An Illustrated Fable".
Sarah seems to be a magnet for CMOH's.
David Perry survives, marries the only other surviving pilot ("Elaina Santos, call-sign Strongarm, was a notoriously bellicose woman. Cute too."), has two children, and sets up a successful shipping business named after his friend Zuka.