Wing Commander Irving Scott RAF Collection

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Friday 05 June 2020

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Wing Commander Irving Scott RAF

Scott was born in 1924 and joined the RAF in 1943. He served during the war as a Glider Pilot

His Military career included serving as

  • an instructor at RAF College and at CFS
  • A flight commander with 152 Squadron
  • An Air Staff Officer in Cyprus,
  • Officer Commanding SAM Evaluation Unit,
  • OC Flying Wing Stradishall
  • Naval & Air Attache at the Belgrade Embassy

Scott was qualified in seventeen aircraft including the Spitfire, Lancaster, Meteor and Dominie


This collection includes:

  • Medal Group consisting of an Air Force Cross (and case), –
  • The 1939-1945 Star, The France and Germany Star,
  • The 1939-1945 War Medal and General Service Medal with Cyprus clasp, together with the associated miniatures,
  • A silver and yellow metal cigarette case, 7 toz, presented to Scott by his commanding officer, John Hawtrey, bearing an inscription ‘To Twitch, my perfect P.A…. 1946’, together with a photograph of both and a signed photo of Hawtrey,
  • A silver mounted cigarette box bearing the inscription ‘From the Officers, Royal Air Force, Cranwell,
  • A silver plated tankard bearing the inscription ‘Presented to Wing Commander I. Scott by the Commandant & Officers of the Central Fighter Establishment 1963-1965 and a similar pewter tankard,
  • Two Service pocket watches,
  • A silver and enamelled RAF sweetheart’s brooch worn by Scott’s wife,
  • A chromium-plated and enamelled Central Flying School Association car badge,
  • Two RAF hats, A group of records and certification including six Pilot’s Logbooks. In one book, Scott records his role piloting a Horsa glider during Operation Varsity (a map of the landing spot is also included),
  • An extensive collection of 1950/60’s monochrome photographs depicting test planes, RAF personnel etc. including a photograph of the Bristol Brabazon,
  •  A collection of monochrome photographs from Scott’s diplomatic career,
  • A Visitors Book from Scott’s home in Belgrade containing details of many visiting diplomats, together with his diplomatic passes,
  • A silver-plated tray presented to Scott on his retirement by the Association of Military Attaches, Belgrade.


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