Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O J H Hoare-Scott

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James Hammond Hoare-Scott, of Surrey, was educated at Marlborough College and Clare College, Cambridge where he read Mechanical Sciences. He was a member of the University Air Squadron from 1930 to 1933 and obtained his pilot’s license whilst with the squadron.

He was destined for a career in shipbuilding, for which he had been intensively trained. Hoare-Scott abandoned this when he joined the RAF on a direct-entry commission in March 1940.

 

 

With training completed, he joined 601 Squadron at Debden on 1st September 1940.

He was killed on 20th November 1940 when scrambled from Exeter. His Hurricane I V7317 crashed on take off, coming down at Broadclyst.

Hoare-Scott was 29. He is buried in St Mary’s churchyard, Frensham.

 

             

 

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