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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A E Scott


Alfred Enoch Scott, of Beeston, Nottingham, was born in October 1915 and attended Peoples College in Nottingham before being employed there by Boots Chemists.

He joined 504 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 24th August 1939, Scott completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 28th April 1940. After converting to Hurricanes, he was posted to 73 Squadron in France on 11th May.




He joined the squadron on the 13th and was with it when it was withdrawn to Church Fenton on 18th June 1940.

He married Gladys Crowther on 6th July 1940.

Scott next joined 422 Flight at Shoreham on 15th October and was still serving with it at Cranage when it formed the nucleus of 96 Squadron on 18th December 1940.

Commissioned in February 1942, Scott was killed on 19th August 1942 as a Pilot Officer with 245 Squadron. His Hurricane IIC HL669 was hit by ground fire whilst supporting the Dieppe Raid.

There is a report that his body was recovered by a naval vessel and then buried at sea but this is unsubstantiated.

Scott was 25 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 71.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner


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