Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O R MacKay

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Ronald Mackay was born on 26th June 1917 and served in the Auxiliary Air Force before the war. He was called to full-time service in late August 1939 and was on the strength of 603 Squadron as a civilian pupil pilot on 3rd September.

He was posted to 11 EFTS Perth on 21st October. Mackay was commissioned in 603 on 23rd March 1940 and posted to 15 SFTS Lossiemouth where he completed his intermediate and advanced flying training on 16th August 1940.

He arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on the 2nd September. Mackay joined 234 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 18th September 1940.

Returning to St. Eval from a routine sortie on 25th September, his Spitfire Ia X4182 caught fire. Mackay baled out but was seriously injured on landing. The Spitfire came down NW of St. Columb Minor.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented.

Mackay was released from the RAF in January 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant and went on to run his family’s travel business.

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