Scott-Malden, Francis David Stephen

Date of birth:
December 26th, 1919 (Portslade-East Sussex, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
March 1st, 2000
Service number:
74690
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Francis Scott-Malden was a flying ace during the Second World War.

11 air victories (5 probably)

Military career:
October 1939: RAF
January 1940: Flight Training School RAF Cranwell
May 1940: 1 School of Army Co-operation
1940: 5 OTU
June 1940: No 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron
Octber 1940: No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron
September 1941: No 54 Squadron
November 1941: Headquarters No 14 Group
March 1942: Norwegian Fighter Wing
November 1942: Fighter Command headquarters
July - October 1943: Liaison Officer, US 8th Bomber Command
1944: mobile Group Control Unit
August 1944: No. 125 Wing
?: RAF Selection Board
1951: RAF Staff College, Bracknell, Air Ministry
1965-1966: Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Policy)

Civilian career:
1966-1978: Ministry of Transport

Promoties (military):
10 October 1939: Pilot Officer
3 October 1941: Flying Officer
OCtober 1941: Acting Flight Lieutenant
September 1941: Acting Squadron Leader
3 oktober 1941: Flight Lieutenant (war substantive)
12 December 1941: Acting Wing Commander
12 June 1942: Squadron Leader (war substantive)
25 August 1944: acting Group Captain
25 February 1945: Wing Commander (war substantive)
2 April 1946: Flight Lieutenant
3 December 1946: Temporary Squadron Leader
1 August 1947: Squadron Leader
1 July 1953: Wing Commander
1 July 1958: Group Captain
1 January 1962: Acting Air Commodore
1 July 1962: Air Commodore
6 April 1964: Acting Air Vice-Marshal
1 July 1964: Air Vice-Marshal

Promotions (civilian):
1966: Administrator, Ministry of Transport
?: Principal, Ministry of Transport

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 603 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1941
Action:
This officer has been continuously engaged in operational flying since June, 1940, leading his flight and sometimes the squadron. During the last six weeks, he has taken part in 38 offensive operations over enemy territory. A fine leader, Flight Lieutenant Scott-Maiden has at all times displayed great keenness and determination in his engagements with the' enemy. He has destroyed three and damaged many of their aircraft.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Unit:
Norwegian Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
This officer has led the wing on 44 sorties over Northern France. During these operations 6 enemy aircraft were destroyed 1 of which was shot down by Wing Commander Scott-Maiden himself. On 2 occasions, in April, this officer displayed great skill when his force was attacked by superior numbers of enemy aircraft. Throughout, he has displayed great courage and leadership.”
Details:
Second DFC received as bar
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Unit:
Norwegian Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Action:
“During the past 6 months, this officer has led his wing on a large number of sorties. In this period, the wing has destroyed 49 enemy aircraft and probably destroyed and damaged many others. During the combined operations at Dieppe on the 19th August, 1942, the wing completed a large number of sorties; 21 enemy aircraft were destroyed, and many others damaged. Wing Commander Scott-Malden led the wing on 3 of these sorties. The splendid success achieved on this and other occasions is largely attributable to the magnificent leadership displayed by Wing Commander Scott-Maiden. He is a brilliant pilot and a fine tactician, whose thorough knowledge and personal example have proved worthy of the highest praise.”
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Unit:
Norwegian Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
Krigskorset
Action:
For "courage and dedication in leading the Norwegian flight departments under joint operations against the enemy, and in all degrees contributed to the results of Norwegian pilots have achieved in combat"
Details:
With sword
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1948
Action:
For liaison work he had done with the Dutch Air Force in exile.
Details:
With swords
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "Battle of Brittain" clasp
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "France and Germany" clasp
Air Crew Europe Star

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