Derek Day

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  United Kingdom
Bronze medal – third place 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 and played club hockey for Southgate Hockey Club.[3]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Day joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1951 and went on to serve as UK Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1975–78, and UK High Commissioner to Canada from 1984-87. He was made KCMG in 1984, having been made CMG in 1973.[citation needed]



  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
  3. ^ "OUR HOCKEY CORRESPONDENT. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 27 May 1952". The Times Digital Archive. 
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