Lord David Douglas-Hamilton

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Lord David Douglas-Hamilton
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Scotland
British Empire Games
Bronze medal – third place 1934 London Heavyweight

Squadron Leader Lord David Douglas-Hamilton (8 November 1912 – 2 August 1944) was a Scottish nobleman, pilot, and boxer.

He was the youngest son of Lt. Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton RN and his wife Nina, née Poore.

Douglas-Hamilton was one of four brothers who made history by simultaneously being at the rank of Squadron Leader or above at the outset of World War II, he himself commanding No. 603 Squadron RAF from 18 December 1941 till 20 July 1942.

Educated at Harrow, and Balliol College, Oxford. Douglas-Hamilton saw active service between 1939 and 1944, flying Spitfires in Operation Torch over Malta. On return to Britain, he was killed whilst carrying out reconnaissance over the French coast, and crashed in southern England.

At the 1934 Empire Games he won the bronze medal in the heavyweight class of the boxing tournament.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 15 October 1938 he married Ann Prunella Stack, the leader of the Women's League for Health and Beauty. They had two sons:

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