what about the bloke who went into the casing of a sub to defuse a bomb in the knowledge that the CO might have to dive at any moment. Hats off all round, and also to this family who realise some things cannot be bought
By coincidence I found a different picture of Sgt Singhs medals than the one with his son
It was interesting to see the VC taking precedence AFTER a number of (what looks like) Indian medals
Whereas the pic from the paper is a little different
EDITED TO ADD
OK i'm a fecking moron, just realiesd the medals are from a different Singh, my error lay in Havildar Singh, I thought this was his name when in fact Havildar is Indian for Sgt (or should I say at least equivalent in rank)
So I would like to add my thanks to both Havildar (later Captain) Umrao Singh VC and Havildar (later Major) Parkash Singh VC for your service
Seriously, as a couple of people have suggested, should we not try to do something for the guy so that he doesn't have to sell his father's medal? Can the ARRSE hierarchy set up a donation button or something? I would do it, but I am technologically impaired...