519007, Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Andrew William HAY
Aged 26


214 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died on Active Service on Tuesday 5th November 1940


Ultor in Umbris - Avenging in the shadows



Believed to be..Born in 1914 (Richmond Q3-1914 2A:1072) son of Thomas Mouat Cameron and Tina (Christine) HAY (née LUMSDEN), one time of 3a Inglethorpe Street, Fulham. The Newmarket burial register gives the address of a friend as Miss M G Robinson, 30 Newton Terrace, Newmarket. She later married John J.GALLAGHER, in Newmarket, in 1946.

If these were indeed his parents, then in the 1939 register they were at 23 Waldegrave Gardens, Twickenham. Thomas [25-3-1881] a Civil Service Exec. Officer/ARP Warden and Tina [25-6-1881].

The only Newmarket connection found, apart from his burial there, is the friend mentioned above.


Flying in Wellington Mk 1C, T2470 (BU-K): Airborne 17:50 on 5th Nov 1940 from Stradishall for a raid on Hamburg. On return, approaching finals in readiness to land, another Sqdn Wellington (unidentified) cut across the flight-path of T2470, causing Sgt Turner to lose control of his aircraft which dived into the ground at 22:15 near Denston, 1 mile East of RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, killing all the crew.
The crew consisted of Sgt G.E.Turner(Pilot); Sgt Wormald ; Sgt McCulloch ; Sgt Sansum; Sgt A.W.Hay ; Sgt E.Kenny.

T2470 .the actual aircraft at RAF Stradishall (sourced from the 214 Squadron website)





Andrew is buried in Newmarket Cemetery Ref- P:485


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