Sgt Ian McKay was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously in 1982, following the Falklands conflict.
He and colleagues from the Third Battalion Parachute Regiment were ordered to attack an enemy bunker on Mount Longdon during the conflict. They met fierce resistance but Sgt McKay managed to reach the bunker and throw in two grenades before being killed.
He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his courage and leadership in the attack.
His mother, Mrs. Freda McKay often represents her late son at military memorial services and Victoria Cross winners reunions.