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    Default Scotty Edmiston 81 Squadron Russia 1941

    Hi guys

    What was the identity of Plt Off Scotty Edmiston, who flew Hurricanes in Russia with 81 Squadron in 1941?

    I have seen reference to him being Guy, a former Battle of Britain pilot, but also a Defiant pilot with several claims in early 1941. I note that Guy was killed in the desert flying with 213 Squadron in 1942.

    Were there two pilots named Edmiston at this time?

    I'm sure someone will enlighten me, please!

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    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    look at: http://www.bbm.org.uk/Edmiston.htm

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    Default Scotty Edmiston

    Thanks Mojmir

    However, I am not convinced that Guy A.F. Edmiston, the night fighter pilot with 2 victories + 3 probable, is the same pilot known as Scotty with 81 Squadron. The biography also suggests that Guy claimed two Bf109s in Russia? That would have given him 4 + 3 probable and would have warranted Chris Shores including him in one of his aces books. Something is amiss!

    Can someone check the 1941 Air Force List for Edmiston, please?

    PS: I have just found '65580 Plt Off J.McL. Edmiston' listed as being with 81 Squadron!! Have I answered my own question? And that the BoB history is wrong!



    Quote Originally Posted by vrajm View Post
    Hi Brian,

    look at: http://www.bbm.org.uk/Edmiston.htm

    Regards
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    Last edited by brian; 27th March 2016 at 11:31.

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    Hi Brian,
    I know you’ve got the answer in http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?p=216319

    But a bit:

    http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/englis...rd/hurricanes/

    6th October: …, 20 year-old birthday boy P/O Edmiston in Z5227…

    Regards
    Mojmir

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