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Just been watching a documentary about this chap, think he was about 19 or early 20s when he was posted to defend Malta, he flew Spits and has recently been up in a dual seat Spit flown from Biggin Hill, took over control some 70 years since his time in Malta.
Alan has booked his 100th Birthday flight in a Spit, and I'm sure all Forum members will wish him all the best and hope his wish comes true, good luck Alan.
 
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Pete999

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His name is Allan Scott. He has a short book called 'Born to Survive'. I've had the good fortune to met him, and he is indeed a very nice bloke.

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Where did you meet him MW would love to shake his hand.
 

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I met him by way of work, so would be inappropriate to say where exactly.

He says in his book, he's looking forward to his 100th, hoping to meet HM if possible. She told him off (nicely) in 1942, when he went to receive his DFM at Buck Palace. He went for a smoke and wander off too far and bumped into Her. :)
 

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I met him by way of work, so would be inappropriate to say where exactly.

He says in his book, he's looking forward to his 100th, hoping to meet HM if possible. She told him off (nicely) in 1942, when he went to receive his DFM at Buck Palace. He went for a smoke and wander off too far and bumped into Her. :)
OK Mate understand no worries, just hope he gets his wishes.
 

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So do I. Think he's 98 this year? As a matter of interest, what was the programme you watched?
It was on YouTube honestly can't recall, maybe just go to you tube and type his name, an inspirational video, something the younger generation should watch, it was Blokes like him who helped give them the freedom they observe today, Rock on Alan.
 

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It was on YouTube honestly can't recall, maybe just go to you tube and type his name, an inspirational video, something the younger generation should watch, it was Blokes like him who helped give them the freedom they observe today, Rock on Alan.
MW it was on Forces TV Virgin 277
 

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MW it was on Forces TV Virgin 277
Sorry not trying to confuse you with wrong info, memory clicked in, delayed action, came to mind, or old age.
 

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He tells the story, when flying in Malta, having run out of ammunition, the normal tactic was to drop to just above sea level to return to the island, to avoid German fighters. This particular time he got followed by two 109's, who kept spitting fire at him. He managed to avoid being hit because of the better movability of the Spitfire, but no ammo to shoot at them They gave up, pulled up each side of him, waggled their wings and left him.

All these guys, are but just a few left. See that sculpture of the first British soldier to die D-Day, Lieutenant Herbert Denham Brotheridge, has just been unveiled;
D-Day 75th anniversary: Statue unveiled honouring those who made ultimate sacrifice - https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1095955/d-day-landings-heroes-normandy-statue-alfie-bradley
 

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Sorry not trying to confuse you with wrong info, memory chateau pinot clicked in, delayed action, came to mind, or old age.
corrected that for you pete.
 

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He's only jealous 'cos he scoffed all his Jack Daniels last night, and knocked over his last can of Special Brew. :)
special brew??? that's for down and out sweaty socks and druggies. never touch the stuff. JD is a different kettle of distilled wonder.
 

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He's only jealous 'cos he scoffed all his Jack Daniels last night, and knocked over his last can of Special Brew. :)
Must have been windy or the grass was too long, sorry Tel just couldn't resist, blame Mr Klopp
 
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