A South African by birth, A.G. “Sailor” Malan became one of the great Royal Air Force fighter leaders during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of 1940, Malan commanded the legendary 74 Squadron, which helped stop the advance of Germany’s Luftwaffe.
A nice shot of a 40 Sqn. Spitfire Vb's over the gulf of Gabes in Tunisia. South African aircraft could be distinguised by having an orange disk in the roundel and fin flash instead of the red used by the British