Cover image: RAF Benevolent Fund. Cockpit/Flight footage: Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
Second World War Spitfire pilot Allan Scott returned to the skies today as part of celebrations for RAF 100.
Squadron Leader Allan Scott DFM joined the RAF in 1940 and flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain and the ‘siege of Malta’.
He left the air force in 1974.
A Vic-formation comprising two Spitfires and a Hurricane took to the skies above RAF Biggin Hill, where Allan was posted during the Battle of Britain.
Squadron Leader Scott flew in Spitfire TR9 MJ627 and was escorted by Spitfire IXe TA805 known as ‘The Kent Spitfire’ and Hurricane I AE977 currently in the colours of Flt Lt Pete Brothers when he was based at Biggin Hill with 32 Squadron in 1940.
He was watched by former Air Transport Auxiliary wing pilot Mary Ellis, who flew 400 Spitfires during the Second World War.
Squadron Leader Allan Scott DFM is also an Ambassador for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
He has been working with the Fund to help raise awareness of the support the charity provides for the veteran community, from financial assistance and housing adaptations to welfare breaks and mobility aids.
Last year the charity spent £17.6m supporting more than 55,000 members of the RAF Family.