Lieutenant Alan John Lance Scott, of the Sussex Yeomanry, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 975 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Netheravon School, Netheravon on 20 November 1914. He broke both legs in a flying accident during flight training. Although he recovered, he had difficulty walking unaided and often required help getting into and out of the cockpit. An aggressive pilot with a tendency to get into trouble, Scott often patrolled the lines alone. Doing so on 28 May 1917, he encountered Karl Allmenröder who scored his 21st victory by forcing Scott's Nieuport down.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Capt. (temp. Maj.) Alan John Lance Scott, Yeo., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has on several occasions attacked and destroyed enemy aircraft, and taken successful photographs under heavy fire. He has constantly shown the greatest courage in attacking numerous hostile machines single-handed, during which on two occasions his own machine was considerably damaged. His great coolness, dash, and resource have set an excellent example to his squadron.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 July 1917 (30204/7638)