Dan Steele

Photographic Colourist

Wg Cdr “Sailor” Malan

South African Wg Cdr Adolph Gysbert Malan, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, better known as “Sailor” Malan, sat in a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, ~1942/43.

Colour by Dan Steele

Malan was one of the most famous RAF pilots of the Second World War, who led No. 74 during the height of the Battle of Britain.

Group Captain A G ‘Sailor’ Malan, a South African who became an ace during the Battle of Britain and finished the war with 35 aerial victories. Photographed in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire at Biggin Hill, Kent. © IWM CH 8119

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