The Chief Executive of Southampton City Council Alistair Neill, has been awarded the George Cross after he disarmed a sailor who was on a shooting rampage on board a submarine.
Able Seaman Ryan Donovan was jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the murder of Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux.
The Leader of the Council Royston Smith has also been awarded the George Cross for disarming the gunman. They were on a tour of HMS Astute which was on a visit to Southampton when the shooting took place.
It's understood that Councillor Smith and Mr Neill wrestled Donovan to the ground after he shot Commander Molyneux and wounded another submariner.