Scott, Al

Al Scott grew up in 1930s Britain. He joined the Home Guard, and he remembers them having no weapons, so they inserted the WW1 Ross Rifle bayonets into gas pipes. Al was called up to enlist in 1942 and went to the infantry depot and spent eight months there, until he was posted to a regiment. He ended up joining his father’s WW1 regiment. From there he saw action on a number of fronts, and he went ashore in the first wave at Sword Beach on June 6, 1944. We met Al through the RCL, and he spoke to Crestwood students in early 2011.