Talk:Peter Scott

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Any info on the cause/nature of his death?

Ttenchantr 04:24, 21 August 2007 (UTC)


no indication why he was knighted. It's not a Baronetage, and he doesn't have a K in his post nominals. Any ideas? Petsco (talk) 13:48, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


For whoever demanded citations for "nessiteras rhombopteryx" being an anagram of "monster hoax by sir peter s":

  • nessiteras rhombopteryx
  • esias rhbopteryx - monster
  • esis rbptery - monster hoax
  • esis rpter - monster hoax by
  • es rpte - monster hoax by sir
  • s - monster hoax by sir peter
  • monster hoax by sir peter s

Check it step-by-step if you need it. I mean, this is an anagram - it's not like you need anything more than pen and paper to verify it. - Norwegian Guy, 19:03, 4Jan08 (GMT)

post-nominal honorifics[edit]

There's a couple of strange things in the choice of honorifics after his name. The first is MID (Mentioned in Dispatches). This is an inferior military award to the DSC (Distinguished Service Award). Do we list inferior awards to a person who ended up with a higher award? Perhaps in the text, but after the name? I assume we have a policy on this...

Second, FZS is not an achievement award; it's just what the Zoological Society called its members at that time. Surely we don't put membership categories as post-nominals? Actually, Scott was important in the FZS, which justifies mention in the text. But post-nominal?

There's a similar issue with honorary academic degrees. Do we list, as post-nominals, degrees awarded the same as if they were degrees earned as a result of dissertations or examinations? Perhaps we already have guidance on this, but if so I have not found it in our Style Guide categories. Anyway, I'm inclined to think that the MID and FZS should come out of the post-nominals. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:29, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Mention in dispatches is not something I would expect to see as a post-nominal. However I would expect to see "Fellow of xxxx" if it was an notable society or organization - several notable aero-engineers have their equivalent eg Frederick Handley Page, Dietrich Küchemann, Geoffrey de Havilland and other scientists have Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman. GraemeLeggett (talk) 17:04, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
I don't think you've quite taken my point. The Zoological Society is notable, certainly, but one became a Fellow by paying a subscription: [1]. But with the Royal Society, they make one a Fellow only by election on merit, and therefore it is a notable distinction for the individual person. I don't know about the Royal Aeronautical Society. Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:24, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
There is also a reqiurement to "Be currently studying conservation, zoology or a related subject", the applicant has to provide a CV and final say so of "the council" which doesn't sound such a hurdle as RAeS Fellowship; fee is currently £300 and you need to have made a "significant contribution" to the industry. But with the ZS that is the current situation, it might have been different for Scott. GraemeLeggett (talk) 21:48, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

DSC and bar?[edit]

Both the lede and the infobox say DSC*, and the page is listed under the category "Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar (United Kingdom)," but only one DSC is mentioned and none of the Gazette pages given as references make mention of a bar. (talk) 03:28, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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