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'Ten of my rules for air fighting' - Sailor Malan

Arguably one of the best South African pilots of the Second World War and certainly one of the best Royal Air Force pilots during the Battle of Britain – now one of the much idolised ‘few’ who turned the tide of the war – South African flying ace Group Captain A G ‘Sailor’ Malan DSO & Bar DFC & Bar, and he did it based on a set of rules he drew up, now famously known as “Ten of my rules for air fighting”. 292 more words

European Theatre - WW2

The South African pilot who earned 'Ace in a Day' - TWICE! Albert 'Zulu' Lewis DFC and Bar

Second to Sailor Malan, Albert Gerald Lewis was the next best performing South African pilot flying for the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain.   1,995 more words

European Theatre - WW2

Waiting for the Riders of Rohan

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings Gandalf the Grey Wizard duels the Nine Black Riders, including the infamous Witch King, on the summit of a hill named Weathertop. 444 more words

The Most Dangerous Enemy

‘Of all Germany’s possible enemies, Britain is the most dangerous’ wrote Oberst Beppo Schmid, Head of Luftwaffe Intelligence on 22 November 1939. It proved to be an astute observation in the build up to the subsequent conflict that became the ‘Battle of Britain’. 725 more words

Aviation

The inimitable Mr. Hanna

F**king f**k!

I know you’ve probably seen this clip before (and if you haven’t you’re in for a treat!) but I just couldn’t spend a month celebrating Spitfires and not include it. 449 more words

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.III

The legend of the Supermarine Spitfire was forged in the skies over Britain during the summer of 1940. The graceful looking aircraft made it easy for the British media spindoctors to turn R.J. 846 more words

Military

Best Stunt Work - 1969

My Nominations: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. The Wild Bunch. The Battle Of Britain. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Marlowe. The Italian Job. Downhill Racer. 269 more words

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