During his career, Ramsay was responsible for 3 Maritime rescues, one of which gained him a commendation for the United Nations High Council for refugees.
While others might think shore leave would be a time to get away from the sea, Ramsay joined the Royal Naval Reserve in 1953, being promoted to Captain in 1978.
He was appointed honorary ADC to Her Majesty the Queen in 1982, and in 1984 laid the wreath on behalf of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph. This was an honour he was incredibly proud of as his family were and are.
Ramsay met his wife Valerie in 1963 at a cocktail party in Woolwich, at the end of a Royal Naval course he attended. Never expecting to meet again, they found themselves both aboard the Queen Mary bound for New York later that year. A fitting start to a courtship as they married in 1965. Ramsay and Valerie would have been married for 56 years. After their marriage, they spent 14 months in Japan whilst Ramsay stood by ‘Pembrokeshire and Glenalmond whilst being built. Japan held many memories and still holds a special place in the family.