prev. Royal Navy 1917-18 (Boy 1st Class) - 'usual war medals';
[He joined on 22 May 1918, served on HMSs Powerful, Cardiff, Victory I, and Royal Sovereign firstly as an 'engine cleaner', then 'Fireman, Railway', until the end of WWI)
from 1924, a salesman for the United Yeast Co., and a member of the Carlisle Flying Club;
RAF Aug-40 to Jan-41 (Link Trainer Instructor).
prev exp 84 hrs on Gipsy Moth, Hornet Moth.
m. 1922 in Carlisle, Lillian [Snowden], 2 children: Beryl b. 1922, Ernest b. 1927
Postings: 15FPP, 16FPP
After his initial flight test he was described as "steady, but slow, particularly in navigation"
d. 15 Mar 1942 (Died in ATA Service) - Spitfire AD395 hit high ground in poor visibility at Breconside Farm, Durisdeer
Buried Carlisle Cemetery
The inscription reads:
"In Loving Memory of
Alexander Scott 1st Officer ATA
Beloved Husband of Lilian Scott
Died 15 March 1942 Aged 41 Years
Also Beryl Their Daughter
Died 18 September 1942 Aged 20 Years"