The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J A Scott
John Alan Scott was born in 1918 at Greenford, West London. He joined the RAFVR in March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 7 OTU, Hawarden in early September 1940. After converting to Spitfires, Scott joined 266 Squadron at Wittering on 23rd September.
(Above: the inscription 'The Flying Scot' can just be made out on the cowling)
He moved to 611 Squadron at Tern Hill on the 27th and then to 74 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 23rd October.
Scott was shot down and killed in combat with Me109s over Maidstone on 27th October 1940. His Spitfire, P7526, crashed and exploded at Dundas Farm, Elmsted near Ashford.
He was 22 years old and is buried in the Alperton Burial Ground, Wembley.