Derek Day

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Bronze 1952 Helsinki Team competition

Sir Derek Malcolm Day KCMG (29 November 1927 – 7 March 2015)[1] was a British diplomat and field hockey player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

He was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[2]

Field hockey[edit]

A field hockey player, Day competed for Great Britain in the 1952 Summer Olympics winning a bronze medal.

Dipomatic career[edit]

Day joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1951 and went on to serve as UK Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1975 to 1978, and UK High Commissioner to Canada from 1984 to 1987. He was made KCMG in 1984, having been made CMG in 1973.



  1. ^ "Day - Derek Malcolm KCMG". Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  2. ^ ‘DAY, Sir Derek (Malcolm)’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Willie Morris
UK Ambassador to Ethiopia
Succeeded by
Robert Tesh
Preceded by
Lord Moran
UK High Commissioner to Canada
Succeeded by
Sir Alan Urwick