This Otway & Orford blog post about Spitfire ace 'Sailor' Malan and his 'Ten Commandments' is courtesy of historian Dilip Sarkar MBE and adapted from his forthcoming book, 'Sailor' Malan - Freedom Fighter: The Inspirational Story of a Spitfire Ace', to be published in May 2021 by Pen & Sword. Group Captain Adolph Gysbert Malan, a former nautical ‘type’ better known to his comrades as ‘Sailor’, was one of the RAF’s truly outstanding fighter aces and leaders of WW2. He was also the author of 'Ten of My Rules for Air Fighting' that heavily influenced fellow RAF pilots. To find out more, read 'The Spotter' blog post. A four minute read.
The thrilling sequence in the 1969 film ‘The Italian Job’, where the three patriotically coloured Mini Cooper S get away cars make their escape over, under and through the city of Turin has rightly won plaudits over the years as the best movie chase of all time. There are however some strong contenders for the title and it is not a foregone conclusion that the cheeky Minis are the winners. The Italian Job Minis do however scoop the accolade for the ‘ultimate in car chases’ when you look at the complete story of the Minis, all the way from planning the movie until today. To find out more, read the 'The Spotter' blog post. A five minute read.