THE END of the Second World War signaled a new beginning for many, and the start of something very special for one of Warwickshire’s longest married couples.
Nancy and Owen Scott recently celebrated 72 years of marriage at a surprise party at their Leamington care home.
They met in the RAF during the war and married on July 2 1945 – just two months before the war ended.
Nancy, now 92, was a Women’s Royal Air Force radio operator and Owen, 95, piloted a Lancaster bomber.
Owen had a distinguished military career, joining the navy as a 15 year-old apprentice, before training as an RAF pilot. He took part in 31 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944. He has recorded his RAF experiences in several CDs and taken part in a BBC film.
In her younger years, Nancy was an excellent pianist and also had great artistic flair, studying at Loughborough Art College as a teenager.
When asked what the secret was to a long and happy marriage, Nancy and Owen agreed: “There is no secret really, but it does help to be patient, always persevere and keep in good health!”
The couple have four children and four grandchildren.