On 28 April 1932 Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott landed his Gipsy Moth in Darwin, Australia with the statement that he had succeeded in achieving his object—to better Butler's time for the flight of 9 days 2 hr. 29 min. and so regain the " record " previously held by him. Scott accomplished the journey, nearly 10,000 miles, in 8 days 20 hr. 47 min., and thus bettered Butler's time by 5 hr. 42 min.
|Scott in 1932|
Scott's success in April 1932 was the first of three England-Australia records, the next one being a record breaking flight back to England in 1931 in another DH Moth, and another record England - Australia flight in 1932.
On 30 June 1931 the London Gazette announce that "The King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Air Force Cross to Mr. Charles William Anderson Scott in recognition of the distinguished services rendered to aviation by his recent flights between England and Australia."
|Scott with his wife shaking hands with Lord Amulree. 1931|
His greatest moment was probably winning the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934, which flew from Melbourne to London (and I will do a post on, one day!)
|Scott in 1934|