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.[4]



  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.
  4. ^ "Day, Sir Derek (Malcolm), (29 Nov. 1927–7 March 2015), HM Diplomatic Service, retired; High Commissioner to Canada, 1984–87". Who's Who 2019. 1 December 2016. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u13268. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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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