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    Default P/O L D M Scott, 1939-1940

    Hallo all,

    I am trying to obtain the first names and service number for this pilot. He was posted into 145 Squadron as a Pilot Officer during October and out during July 1940. He certainly flew Hurricanes over Dunkirk but is not listed as a Battle of Britain pilot.
    I have tried without success the London Gazette, the 145 Squadron ORB online, "MEN OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN" and other sources. He is not listed on the CWGC website so must have survived the war.

    Any help very welcome.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35247/pages/4724
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Gazette Issue 35247 published on the 15 August 1941. Page 10 of 66

    Flying Officer Leonard David Mostyn SCOTT (41873), No. 145 Squadron. Flying Officer Scott has taken part in 32
    sweeps over enemy territory and has displayed the utmost gallantry and unfailing cheerfulness throughout. He has destroyed two enemy aircraft.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%202046.html?search=L.%20D.%20M.%20Scott

    Always try the Flight archives as well.
    Turns up plenty of hits for him and you just need to bring these back to the London Gazette. His name turns up plenty in LG also as initials and his service number is appended to that.
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    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Appears to be born 1914, married 1941, Died in 1975.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Dennis,

    Thanks very much for all that information and the references. I spent at least an hour trying to find him, but made the mistake of only going as far as December 1940.

    Many thanks again,

    Martin.

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    Default P/O Leonard David Mostyn Scott

    Hello Martin,
    You probably have this information but I have he came took a SSC in April 1939. Then to 145 sqn on 23-10-39.
    7 B&Gs (2 BG&GS) on 19-8-40, then to 145 sqn on 4-4-41.
    6-8-41 was F/O on A Flt 74 sqn. His DFC came 0n 15-8-41.
    Many years ago Frank Twitchett told me it was a standing joke that Leonard's initials were put on all LMS cutlery, however I have since found Sgt LM Scott NZ 401291 who was on 58 OTU before going to a Spitfire sqn. So this may have been the LMS pilot.
    LDM Scott DFC was promoted to S/L on 1-7-45.
    Does anyone know where he served after 74 sqn and where he came from please.
    Roy

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    Hallo Roy,

    Thanks for the extra information. If I recall correctly from the online 145 Sqn. ORB he was posted from 145 Sqn. c.23 July 1940 to RAF Hawkinge.
    Regarding the DFC there is an interesting note concerning this in THOSE OTHER EAGLES by Christopher Shores which I only noticed recently. It appears the DFC was meant to go to a P/O John Ronald Scott 86414 of 610 Squadron and not to LDM Scott. Both squadrons were part of the Tangmere Wing at that time.

    Thanks again Roy,

    Martin.

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