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Alastair McGregor Scott

Alastair McGregor Scott, born Gisborne, New Zealand, 1 May 1921. He attended Gisborne High School before joining the RNZAF in 1940 and travelling to the United Kingdom via Canada. He returned to New Zealand via Portugal and New York in 1943 before being posted to No 6 Flying Boat Squadron, operating PBY-5 Catalinas from Halavo Bay, Solomon Islands, as Squadron Adjutant. After the war he remained in the RNZAF being posted to Adj. Zeaairtaf, Adj. 5 Squadron, Adj. Santo, Adj. Fiji, CO School of Admin., Whenuapai, Senior Secretarial Officer Ohakea, and Chair of the Combined Services Pay Committee. Wing Commander Alastair 'Scotty' Scott retired in 1971, he died in South Australia on 22 November 1993.

Alastair McGregor Scott

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alastair McGregor AWMM
  • Surname
    Scott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Scotty AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1355 AWMM
    • WWII 70264 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1921 Cenotaph Data Entry Form GisborneNew Zealand Cenotaph Data Entry Form
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr.Alexander Braid Scott (father), Fox Street, Gisborne AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 December 1940 Cenotaph Data Entry Form Clerk Cenotaph Data Entry Form
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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    WW2 Mar 1971 AWMM
    Headquarters, Wellington AWMM
    Wing Commander Cenotaph Data Entry Form

Biographical information

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  • Military Service includes: N.Z. Liaison Officer to R.A.F. Records Office (Ruislip & Gloucester), Adj (Adjutant) No.1 SU Guadalcanal, Adj. No. 6 Flying Boat (FB) Squadron Halavo Bay, Adj. Zeaairtaf, Adj. No. 5 Squadron Espiritu Santo, Adj. Espiritu Santo, Adj. Fiji, OC School of Administration Whenuapai, Senior Secretarial Officer Ohakea, Chairman Armed Services Pay Committee 1966-1968, RNZAF 'Other Ranks Study Structure Group' 1968-1971.(Source:Public Source)

    Married Judith Lynn Copeland at Wellington 7 June 1947. Daughters Christine born 1948 and Jennifer born 1952. (Source:Public Source) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 November 1993 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 72 AWMM
    AdelaideSouth Australia Cenotaph Data Entry Form
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  • Cause of death
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    Cenotaph data entry form AWMM


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