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Argentinian WW2 FAA pilot Ronny Scott

Published: 30 Aug 2021

It’s not a well-known fact that 2,000 Argentinians volunteered to fight in British forces against Hitler in WW2.   One of them was a certain Ronny Scott, who fell in love with the Navy after visiting HMS EAGLE in Buenos Aires in 1931 at the invitation the Prince of Wales, and signed up to the Fleet Air Arm in 1942.   Now 103, Ronny Scott is very much alive and well in Buenos Aires.

After seeing a preview of a short film about his life, Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns wrote to Ronny offering Honorary Membership of the Association and enclosing a Fleet Air Arm tie, which Ronny can be seen sporting in the pictures below. Ronny used to own an Air Arm tie and wore it proudly for 40 years until it wore out from overuse and so is delighted to have a replacement. Ronny is seen in the pictures with Major Ben Watson, Military Attaché in BA, who presented the tie on behalf of the Association.

The film can be viewed through this link and Ronny’s story is also told by Lord Ashcroft in the Mail on Sunday


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