I do not think that Malan could join a squadron without improving
it, however good it was. Not by sword waving, but by a strength of
mind and integrity that are at once recognizable and effective...he
was the best pilot of the War' - Air Commodore Al Deere, C.B.E.,
D.S.O., D.F.C.Malan was thirty years of age during the Battle of
Britain, old for a fighter pilot, but his maturity gave his
leadership a firm authority. The Battle of Britain produced many... more...