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Desmond Scott’s stepson visits Tangmere

On 18 September John Blair visited the Museum to discuss with David Coxon, the Museum’s Curator, the loan of medals awarded during the Second World War to his step-father Group Captain Desmond Scott DSO OBE, DFC and Bar. Desmond Scott, a Kiwi, arrived at Tangmere in the Spring of 1943 to take over command of No 486 RNZAF Squadron equipped with the Hawker Typhoon. By October he was promoted Wing Commander in charge of the Tangmere Typhoon Wing of three squadrons. Later in the war he commanded No 123 Wing comprising four Typhoon squadrons and at 25 was the youngest Group Captain in Allied Air Force. He had the unique distinction of being decorated by every country in which he served including France, Belgium and Holland. Des Scott’s medals have for many years been displayed at the New Zealand Fighter Pilot’s Museum in Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand. Sadly this museum is closing down and John, seen standing in the Museum’s Tangmere Hall, is now in discussion with our museum to loan the medals to us.

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