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Scott, Foster William Jack
Pilot Officer
Royal Canadian Air Force
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Died: Aug 12,1941

Commemorated at
Kiel War Cemetery, Germany

Foster William Jack Scott, born May 28, 1916 at Christchurch, Hants, England, moved to Brantford, Ontario with his family in 1918, returning to Poole, Dorset, England until 1938 where he began his early education. In 1938, Scott and his family moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan where he completed his education at North Battleford Collegiate, achieving The Governor-General of Canada gold and bronze medals for the highest-grade point. Moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Scott worked as a furniture shipper for Great Western Furniture Company before enlisting at Saskatoon June 4, 1940. Married in February 1941, Scott went on to serve with the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to No. 149 (R.A.F.) Squadron (Fortis Nocte) as a Pilot Officer (Air Observer) during the Second World War. Part of RAF Bomber Command, the No. 149 Squadron operated Vickers Wellington bombers from RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, targeting German industrial sites and airfields. On August 12, 1941, Pilot Officer (Air Observer) Foster William Jack Scott died after his Vickers Wellington aircraft was shot down near Kiel, Germany during bombing operations over Germany. He is commemorated on the Kiel War Cemetery, Germany and on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall, Nanton, Alberta. Only son of James ‘Jack’ Foster (Boer War veteran) and Irene (nee Hales) Scott of North Battleford, Saskatchewan; husband of Venetia Joy (nee Quinn) Scott of Mossbank, Saskatchewan; he was 25 years old. Scott Rapids in northern Saskatchewan is named in his honour. Citation(s): 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp "The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example" - Benjamin Disraeli

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