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Hay, Ronald Cuthbert

    Date of birth:
    October 4th, 1916 (Perth/Scotland, Great Britain)
    Date of death:
    November 22nd, 2001 (Wiltshire, Great Britain)
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)


    Ronald Cuthbert Hay was born on October 4th,1916 in Perth, Schotland as the son of Cuthbert Joseph Hay and Letitia Griffith Fausset. He attended the Ampleforth College in Yorkshire.

    ?: Lieutenant;
    May 1942: acting Captain;
    ?: Captain (war subs.);
    April 1943: acting Major;
    December 1944: Lieutenant Colonel;
    ?: Captain (war subs. Royal Marines);
    ?: Lieutenant Commander (Royal Navy);
    1955: Commander (Royal Navy).

    September 1st, 1935: Royal Marines;
    ?: H.M.S. Devonshire;
    1938: Fleet Air Arm;
    March 6th, 1939: Elementary Flying Training, Rochester;
    1939 - October 1939: No. 3 Course, No. 1 FTS, RAF Netheravon;
    April 1940: Pilot, No. 801 Squadron, H.M.S. Ark Royal;
    August 1940: No. 808 Squadron, Wick;
    October 1941: No. 761 Squadron, H.M.S. Ark Royal;
    November 1942: Commanding Officer No. 809 Squadron, H.M.S. Victorious;
    May 1943: RAF Wing Leaders Course;
    August 1944: Wing Leader No. 47 Wing, H.M.S. Victorious;
    December 1944: Air Co-ordinator, 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron, H.M.S. Victorious;
    ?: Royal Marines;
    ?: No. 40 Commando;
    1951: Fleet Air Arm;
    ?: H.M.S. Indomitable;
    ?: Staff Course, Greenwich;
    ?: Admiralty Plans Division;
    June 1955 - 1957: Commander Royal Naval Air Station Stretton;
    ?: Joint Services Staff College, Latimer;
    ?: NATO;
    ?: Joint Warfare Establishment;
    ?: NATO, Turkije;
    November 1966: Pensioen.

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 1939
    Pilot Wing (Fleet Air Arm)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    H.M.S. Ark Royal
    Awarded on:
    November 25th, 1941
    Received for courage and resolution in operations in Mediterranean waters.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 21st, 1941
    Received for gallantry, skill and leadership in air strikes in the Far East.

    Second DSC received in the form of a bar to be wonr on the ribbon of the first DSC.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 1st, 1945
    Received for bravery and devotion to duty while serving in HM Ships in attacks on enemy oil installations at Palembang, Sumatra.
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Received with "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp.
    1939-1945 Star