One of the oldest of the surviving Battle of Britain veterans has died at the age of 101.
Flt Lt Ronald Mackay was born on 26 June 1917 and flew Spitfires with No 234 Squadron during the Battle in 1940.
Flt Lt Mackay was in the Auxiliary Air Force before the war and was called to full-time service in late August 1939, joining No 603 Squadron as a civilian pupil pilot in September.
After elementary training in Perth, he was commissioned on 23 March 1940 before completing his intermediate and advanced flying training at Lossiemouth.
Flt Lt Mackay joined No 234 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 18 September 1940. Returning from St Eval after a routine sortie on 25 September, he baled out and was seriously injured. His Spitfire, X4182, crashed near St Mawgan.
After being released from the RAF in January 1946, he ran the family travel business in Scotland for many years.