The unique skills and command of Adolph ‘Sailor’ Malan resulted in No.74 Squadron’s numerous victories during the Battle of Britain. What were the secrets to this success and how has his legacy stood the test of time?
Battle of Britain
A few things you may not know about Britain’s most iconic military aircraft
From the day the order to attack the RAF was given, to the British victories of September and October 1940: follow the events of the Battle of Britain.
An updated version of his 1987 Battle of Britain memoir of the same title, Tom Neil recounts his time as a 19-year-old fighter pilot during some of the most ferocious fighting of World War II. Now 89, he is keen that the story of their efforts and achievements remain fresh in the collective memory.