McKay, Alfred Thompson
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Son of Alfred McKay, Knockando, Morayshire; born 20 February 1923; educated at Keith Grammar School. Joining the Royal Air Force in 1941, he proceeded straight from school to a Cadet course at the University. He went to Florida and then Canada for his training, returning to this country in Dec 1942 with his commission, and acted for a short time as an Instructor. He then began operational flying, first with 18 Squadron in the Middle East and then with 12 Lancaster Bomber Squadron, and had six sorties to his credit before he lost his life in a raid over Essen on 27 April 1944, aged 21. He is buried at Nijmegen, Holland, in the British Military Cemetery. He was posthumously awarded a number of medals including the 1939-1945 War Medal and the 1939-1945 Defence Medal.
Date of Death: 27 April 1944
Burial Details: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland
Publication: Roll of Remembrance. Published 1952.
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