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VC1350    Ian John McKay

Name   Ian John McKay    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1350   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Parachute Regiment, 3rd Battalion, B Company, No. 4 Platoon



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Wortley, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Mount Longdon, East Falklands

Buried/Location Ashes    Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 November 1982

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Lower Section, Row A, Grave 101

Gazetted    19 September 1969

VC Presented   9 November 1982 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Marcia, step-son Donny, daughter Melanie and his parents



VC 1349 VC 1351
VC 1349
VC 1351

BORN    7 May 1953

DIED   12 June 1982   AGE    29

VC Won  12 June 1982  AGE   29

Place VC Won   Mount Longdon, East Falklands

War/Campaign   Falkland War


P  Headstone, Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England

P  Named on National Memorial of Remembrance, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Parachute Regiment Memorial, Military Cemetery, Aldershot, Hampshire

Named on South Atlantic Task Force Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  McKay VC Memorial Cairn, Mount Longdon, Falkland Islands

P  Falklands War Memorial, Alexandria Park, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Liberation Memorial, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Memorial Wall, Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel, Pangbourne College, Berkshire

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

Memorial Plaque on War Memorial, Rotherham Grammer School, now Thomas Rotherham College, South Yorkshire

P  Named on Memorial Fountain, Clifton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

McKay Close, Aldershot, Hampshire

McKay VC Barracks, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

McKay VC, Accommodation Block, Brecon, Wales

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.

VC Ephemera

Falklands War