'Sailor' Malan- Freedom Fighter

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Adolph Gysbert Malan was born in Wellington, South Africa, aged 14 Malan became an officer cadet in the South African Merchant Navy, before being commissioned into the Royal Navy Reserve. Well-travelled and worldly-wise, aged 25 the intrepid adventurer applied for a Short Service Commission in the RAF. Universally known as ‘Sailor' in the RAF, Malan became a fighter pilot. Then, over Dunkirk in May 1940, Malan's exceptional ability was immediately demonstrated in combat and a string of confirmed aerial victories rapidly accumulated. In March 1941, Malan was promoted and became the first Wing Commander at Biggin Hill. After a break from operations, Malan went on to command a succession of fighter training units. Leaving the RAF in 1945 and returning to South Africa, he was disgusted by Apartheid and founded the Torch Commando of ex-servicemen against racist policy. Written with the support his family, this biography is the full story of a remarkable airman and politician.
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Stock Code P9848.0
Author Sarkar D
ISBN13 9781526798480
Format Softback
Height(mm) 234
Width(mm) 156
Page Count 272
Pictures 32
Publication Date 10 Apr 2024
Publication Status Available
Publisher AIR WORLD
Record last updated 24/04/2024