I decided to go to war with the Fleet Air Arm and post more shots from my brother's album.
|Fleet Air Arm|
I have no means of knowing where this was taken. By straining my eyes I believe that my brother (George Arthur Scotney) is eight from the right on the first standing row. The aircraft is a Swordfish; the photo must have been taken c1939.
Arthur's war service took him to the Mediterranean and Ceylon during WWII. I know he spent time on the carriers Illustrious, Indefatigable and shore establishments at Dekheila in Egypt (now Alexandria airport) and Malta. Post war his service record show him as having been at HMS Daedalus (Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent), HMS Blackcap (RNAS Stretton) and at several airfields on Malta.
However I am unable to place where the following pictures were taken.
|Arthur - informal but smart - on the right|
|Bearded - in the centre|
|A Group of NCOs|
|Among the Palm Trees (Egypt or Ceylon)|
And finally the pilots.
|Pilots (and a Spitfire?)|
What chance is there of someone recognising any of them? These men would all be in their 90s if they are still alive.
For other groups of men you need to dash over to the sergeants at Sepia-saturday-147