Amongst the hundreds of people who turned out to show their respects on Remembrance Sunday was eight-year-old Clark Coulson, who attended the Weymouth parade as part of the West Weymouth Beavers.

Clark, who lives in Chickerell with his parents and two siblings, was proudly wearing his grandfather's South Atlantic medal. Clark's grandfather, Anthony "Brad" Newman, joined the Royal Navy in 1963 and served for 24 years on HM Ships and Shore Establishments. During the Falklands War of 1982, he spent two stints in the Atlantic, playing a vital role in setting up radio communications systems while the runway at Port Stanley was being repaired.

Clark's grandmother, Ann Newman, said it was "amazing" to see her grandson wearing the medal of her late husband:

"It was Clark's first time taking part in the parade, and I was so proud. We're a military family and always do what we can to show our support for the forces. It was wonderful to see Clark carrying on the family tradition."

The South Atlantic Medal was a British campaign medal awarded to military personnel and civilians for their service during the conflict between the UK and Argentina. The conflict was part of an ongoing dispute over the sovereignty of two British territories in the South Atlantic.

More than 33,000 medals have since been awarded, and the South Atlantic Medal Association was formed in 1997.

Sadly, Brad passed away suddenly in 1989 before the medal was formally presented. After his death, Brad's wife and daughter, Michelle, applied for and received the award posthumously on Brad's behalf.

"We only applied for the medal a few years ago," Ann explained. "I put it off because I found it so emotional. But we were over the moon when it arrived. Given the circumstances, it had never been worn in public, so I am delighted that Clark wanted to wear it on Remembrance Day."

Clark, who is a pupil at Chickerell Primary Academy, also wore his grandfather's Long Service medal.

Locally, Brad may be best remembered as the landlord of the Punchbowl on Portland and of The Fisherman's Arms in Bridport.