LIKE every child, Francie Clarkson treated her dad like a hero.
But she wasn't to learn just how big a hero he was until after his death.
This week the wife of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson unveiled a commemorative coin in honour of her father Major Robert Cain, who remains the only Manxman to have ever been awarded a Victoria Cross.
Major Cain was awarded his VC for 'coolness and courage under incessant fire' during the battle of Arnhem in 1944.
Despite suffering multiple shrapnel wounds and a perforated eardrum, he continued to inspire his men and took out half a dozen enemy tanks himself.
Francie said at the launch of the commemorative crown on Monday at the war memorial in St John's: 'I'm thrilled – I'm obviously very proud of my dad.'
Full story in today's Manx Independent.