Pen & Sword 2012
Hardback 192pp Illustrated
9781781590454   Product Code: 20483
Before joining the RAF, South African-born Adolph Malan was a merchant seaman, earning him the nickname 'Sailor' among his new colleagues. One of the key airmen of the Second World War, he was a leading ace in the Battle of Britain and station commander of Biggin Hill from 1941. This biography reviews the life of a remarkable pilot and leader, from his teenage schooling on a Cape Town cadet ship to his post-war anti-apartheid work in South Africa.