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Name: Hugh Allport Hay
Military Cross (MC) Hugh Allport Hay
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 11
Victories: 5
Born: 24 November 1889
Place of Birth: Newchurch, Lancashire
Died: 1965
Place of Death: Durham
The son of Reynell Wreford and Margaret Alice Hay, Hugh Allport Hay was educated at Armstrong College, University of Durham. As a Lieutenant with the 3rd West Yorkshire Regiment, he received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5481 on 29 November 1917. Flying the Bristol Fighters with 11 Squadron, he scored five victories in 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Hugh Allport Hay, Spec. Res., W. York. R. (attd. 1st Bn.).
   For gallantry and ability. He made a very close reconnaissance of enemy trenches prior to attack, and in the attack itself led his platoon with great ability. He has served for many months in the front line, and has proved himself a capable leader.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Apr 1918 1205 11 Bristol Fighter (C4861) 1 Albatros C (OOC) Grevillers
2 04 May 1918 1840 11 Bristol Fighter (C4861) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Marquion
3 11 Aug 1918 1910 11 Bristol Fighter (E4276) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) S of Perrone
4 06 Sep 1918 1030 11 Bristol Fighter (C937) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Cambrai
5 06 Sep 1918 1030 11 Bristol Fighter (C937) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Cambrai

1 Observer Sgt P A Sherlock
2 Observer 2Lt E J Norris
3 Observer Lt A H Craig
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