Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Andrew William HAY
214 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died on Active Service on Tuesday 5th November 1940
Aged 26

"Avenging in the shadows"

Born about 1914, son of Thomas Mouat Cameron and Tina HAY, one time of 3a Inglethorpe Street, Fulham. The burial register gives the address of a friend as Miss M G Robinson, 30 Newton Terrace, Newmarket.
His birth record and parents records can not be found. Quite possibly they are Scots.

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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