2,927 men flew combat missions during the Battle of Britain. Churchill would name them ‘the Few’. Of these men 188 would earn the title of Ace for gaining five or more confirmed kills during the battle. Two pilots achieved the remarkable feat of gaining ace status in a single day. The top five Aces from […]
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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?
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.