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David Raitt

M, #4877, b. 24 September 1915, d. 17 July 2000
Last Edited: 18 Jun 2020


Father*: William Raitt b. 8 Apr 1871, d. 23 Jun 1928
Mother*: Helen Scorgie b. 7 Mar 1877, d. 20 Apr 1966
  • Birth*: David Raitt was born on 24 September 1915 at Garngadhill, Townhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of William Raitt and Helen Scorgie.
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Raitt died on 17 July 2000 at West Yelland, North Devon, England, , at age 84.2

Military Service

  • Military Service*: David Raitt served with the Royal Air Force between 1939 and 1945 When the 2nd World War broke out, David joined the Royal Air Force, and attended the RAF No. 4 (War) Course, No. 3 School of Physical Training at Loughborough in November 1940. He was stationed at Great Yarmouth (where he met Aileen) and thereafter at South Queensferry, Edinburgh. Throughout the war he was a T/Sergeant in the RAF - as a Physical Training Instructor he was responsible for training aircrew (including parachute jumps). He was also Leading Drummer in the RAF Pipe Band.1


  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) David Raitt website www.raitt.org [Oct 2009].
  2. [S6] From David Raitt website www.raitt.org [Oct 2009].