A Feltham worker's Victoria Cross-winning father is to be officially recognised by his local community, 15 years after his death.
There has been a concerted campaign in nearby Hampton Hill over the last year for Second World War veteran Norman Cyril Jackson, a flight engineer in the 106 Squadron, to be honoured.
He won his VC for extraordinary bravery in the face of enemy fire.
Now his legacy is to live on after staff and pupils at Hampton Hill Junior School agreed to name their new extension after him.
The building, which will be designed to be for community use,will either be known as The Norman Jackson Centre, or The Jackson Centre.
Mr Jackson's daughter Shirley-Anne Donald, who works for electronics firm J&J Products in Feltham, said her father's medals, including the Victoria Cross, would also be displayed within the building.
Town hall chiefs agreed last year to create a memorial following a campaign by Twickenham MP Vince Cable, the Victoria Cross Society and the Twickenham branch of the Royal Air Force Association.
But they had failed to act, despite their pledge issued last April.
The school decided to name the building after the veteran, of Burtons Road, Hampton Hill, after learning of his daring exploits in our sister paper the Richmond Informer.
Head teacher Bill Jerman said: "Once we read his story and citation the children and the school council decided it would be a lovely thing to do for him.
"Not only did he live locally, but his children were pupils here too. As the building develops, we shall be liaising with his familyabout the best way of communicating his life visually, though it will be four to five months before the building is ready."
Mrs Donald, 47,of Sunbury,said: "We are all honoured and flattered that the school should name their building after our father.
"We have said his medals will go on show there for everyone to see. Although dad was a very private man, he would have been proud to be acknowledged in this way.
"However, I am very disappointed the council hasn't been in touch with me after I wrote to them."
Sgt Jackson was awarded the VC, the highest military decoration, in October 1945, for his bravery during a raid over Germany in April 1944.
The airman's Lancaster Bomber caught fire after being attacked by a fighter plane 20,000ft above the town of Schweinfurt.
Incredibly,Sgt Jackson tried to put out the blaze by clipping on a parachute and climbing onto the wing with a fire extinguisher in 200mph winds.
Unfortunately, the plane banked and he plummeted to the ground, where he landed in bushes.
He spent 10 months in a German hospital where he was treated for his injuries, including a broken ankle and burns.
He was later sent to a prison camp but escaped.