VIDEO: Rotherham raises Armed Forces Day flag

By Gareth Dennison | 25/06/2010 0 comments

VIDEO: Rotherham raises Armed Forces Day flag

THE mother of a Rotherham soldier killed in the Falklands watched on proudly as the Armed Forces flag was raised at the barracks named after her son.

Sgt Ian McKay was 29 when he died trying to save comrades just hours before the conflict ended in 1982.

His bravery saw him posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross—and the borough’s Territorial Army base on Fitzwilliam Road was named after him six years ago.

It provided the venue as the official flag was hoisted on Monday ahead of Armed Forces Day.

Click play to hear the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Rose McNeely, talk about the importance of Armed Forces Day and havin Ian's mum Freda in attendance on Monday.

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