Names on the buses

471 Hubert Scott-Paine

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Hubert Scott-Paine, known to all as Scotty played a vital part in the Second World War for without him there would have been no Spitfires. Scotty also ensured that there was a ready supply of motor torpedo boats and surprisingly many have survived. With his friend Noel Pemberton-Billing, he founded a company called Supermarine Aviation that hired Reginald Mitchell, who went on to design the Spitfire. After selling Supermarine and becoming a founder director of Imperial Airways (now BA), Scotty turned his attention to fast boats. They formed a crucial part of the Royal Navy and some remain today among the boats at Riverbank in Shoreham. Scotty also ensured that Britain had a constant supply of high powered compact marine engines. He went to the USA to promote torpedo boats of the kind made famous by President John Kennedy. The American Government presented him with a large cheque but there was little recognition in Britain of his work. Born and educated in Shoreham, Scotty later moved to the USA where he died in 1954 aged 63.

471 Volvo Gemini - carried name since delivery in June 2013 on Route 5.