Having served with the 3rd Loyal
North Lancashires, Maurice Douglas Guest Scott transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in
February 1916. Posted to 18 Squadron, he scored his first victory
as an observer aboard a Vickers
F.B.5. After becoming a pilot, he was posted to 54 Squadron in
1917 and scored 4 victories flying the Sopwith
Pup. Later that year, he was reassigned to 46 Squadron
and claimed 7 more victories as a Flight Commander before being
sent to the Home Establishement on 8 October 1917. The following
year, Scott was killed in a crash.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Maurice Douglas Guest Scott, N. Lan. R., Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial combats. On one occasion his patrol encountered seven enemy machines, two of which he drove down out of control. He has destroyed eleven enemy aeroplanes, and proved himself a very dashing patrol leader.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 March 1918 (30583/3431)