Lt Cmdr Robert Lewis McKay, RCN

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Lt Cmdr Robert Lewis McKay, RCN

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Military Service:

He was appointed as a Sergeant Pilot RCAF 1943. (CFR). He was appointed as a Pilot Officer RCAF. He served in #8 Bombing and Gunnery School 1944, (Transferred to RCN(R)). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) RCN(R) 21/05/1946. He served in H.M.S. Seaborne 1945, (Short Service Appointment commencing 09/04/1952). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 21/05/1946). He served in HMCS Magnificent for 19 Carrier Air Group as Pilot in 803 Squadron 1948. He served in HMCS Shearwater 1950, (Reverted to RCN(R)). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN(R) 03/10/1954. He served in HMCS Chippawa 1954. He was retired 1967.

Total Flying Hours: 4154.

Service Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth, Lysander, Harvard, Firefly, Seafire, Sea Fury, Avenger, Auster, Whitney Straight, Barracuda, Cessna 207, Dakota, Expeditor, Tracker, Oxford, Bolingbroke, Anson.

Civilian Aircraft Flown: Cessna 172, Beech 45, Mooney 203, PT-17, PA-22, A-36

He died in the crash of a Twin Comanche near Port Mansfield, TX, USA.

Hawker Sea Fury Mk.10 TF919
Built under contract number Aircraft 3682 from Hawker Aircraft
Delivered to RDU Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose 22.7.1947
then 803 Sqn Eglington, on Lough Foyle, County Down, Northern Ireland
[803 Squadron was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in January 1946.]
Precautionary landing due to high temperature on 14.10.1947 [pilot Lt. R. L. McKay]
Crashed after loss of control in an inverted spin at Eglinton [pilot Lt. R. L. McKay RCN bailed out safely]
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Re: Lt Cmdr Robert Lewis McKay, RCN

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