Charles W Scott

Charles W Scott

Reference number:

8395
£75.00

Description:

A good original vintage circa 1936 autograph book page, clearly signed in pencil by Charles W Scott.

Suitable for mounting and display.

Certification:

From the 1930s autograph book of Doris Dawson of Gravesend Kent containing flyers and sportsmen of the period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

10x8cm Size Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Charles W Scott

Reference number:

6729
£120.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed (with slight smuding) in blue ink by Charles W A Scott.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

NB ; There is a signature below in the same blue ink which we believe (but cannot confirm) is a hurried shortened example by his friend Tom Campbell Black.

 

Certification:

From the vintage 1930s autograph book of Bill Oxman of Blackpool, containing many notables of the period. He was a specialist map printer by trade whose work took him all over the UK during this period, allowing him access to celebrities and build his fine collection. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

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Charles W Scott

CHARLES W A SCOTT d1946. English aviator best known for winning the Macrobertson Air Race in 1934. After leaving Westminster School he joined the RAF in 1922 where he learned to fly. While serving with the RAF, he gained a reputation for his aerobatic skill and was also RAF heavyweight  boxing champion for two consecutive years. He left the RAF in 1926 and emigrated to Australia, where he took up a post as a commercial pilot for the fledgling airline company QANTAS. In 1929, while on leave from QANTAS following a crash, he met his first wife Kathleen. In 1930, he broke the solo record from Brisbane to Melbourne in a DH.60 Gipsy Moth aeroplane to get to the birth of his daughter Rosemary. Scott became world famous when he broke the England–Australia solo flight record in 1931, flying a DH.60 moth. For this achievement, the King awarded him the Air Force Cross in 1931. Scott went on to beat the Australia–England solo flight record in 1932 and then re-took the England–Australia the same year. In 1934, he was picked, along with Tom Campbell Black to fly one of three purpose-built De Havilland DH.88 Comet Racers to compete in the Macrobertson Air Race which is still considered the world's greatest air race. Scott and Black won the race, breaking the England–Australia flight record of 162 hours down to 52 hours and 33 minutes. They reached the finish line in Melbourne in 71 hours winning the £10.000 prize money and becoming world famous overnight. In 1936, Scott took over Sir Alan Cobhams National Air Displays Ltd and for one season operated C.W.A. Scott Flying Display Ltd. In September that year, he won another air race—flying a Percival Vega Gull, he and Giles Guthrie won the Schlesinger Air Race from Portsmouth to Johannesburg again winning the £10,000 prize money. Before the race, Scott married his second wife, Greta Bremna, but they divorced in 1940. With the onset of World War II Scott served for a time as an ARP ambulance driver, then he joined the RNVR as a lieutenant and took part in the Dakar landing. He also spent a period as an Atlantic ferry pilot and was stationed with De Havilland Canada as a test pilot, testing newly built Mosquitos and training pilots to fly them. Following the war and after becoming estranged from his third wife, he took a post at the UNRRA headquarters in Germany. On 15th April 1946 whilst in a state of depression, he fatally wounded himself aged 43 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound using his military issue revolver .....

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