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Scott, Hugh

Date of death:
1995
Service number:
525496
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

In the early stages of the war Hugh Scott was a rear gunner with No. 269 Squadron which was equipped with the AVRO Anson, detailed with flying convoy escorts and anti-submarine patrols and in 1940 flying Lockheed Hudsons off the coast of Norway. The squadron was involved in the attack on the battlecruiser Scharnhorst.
After he was posted to No. 502 squadron Scott was flying Whitleys on similar operations over the Atlantic and Bay of Biscay after which he became an instructor.
He was then stationed at No. 223 Squadron flying Liberators and B17's, flying bomber missions with radio counter measures. By April 1945 he had amassed 977 flying hours and was recommended for the CGM on 15 May 1945 at which time he had been on active duty since 1939.

Career:
269 Coastal Command 1936 1940. Log Books Lost
502 Coastal Command 1940 1942. Log Books Lost
1441-516 Combined Services 1942 1944.
223 Bomber Command 1944 1945
He survived three successive crash landings

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrant Officer
Unit:
No. 223 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1945
Citation:
"This Warrant Officer has completed two tours of operational duty and has served with both Coastal and Bomber Commands. He is an air gunner who, throughout a long operational career, displayed outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty. By his courage, skill and determination, he has set an inspiring example to all."

For a while the CGM used to be fitted on the handle bars of the three wheeler bike of Hugh Scotts' son....
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1967
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1967
Awarded with clasp "FRANCE AND GERMANY".
Atlantic Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1967
War Medal 1939-1945

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