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Spitfire ace Allan Scott – a tribute

All at the RAF Benevolent Fund are saddened to hear of the passing of one of the last Spitfire aces of the Second World War, Squadron Leader Allan Scott DFM.

Allan, 99, was an incredible supporter of the Fund, giving his time generously to spread the word about our work supporting RAF veterans like him who served their country during the Second World War.

Allan Scott flying suit tributeAllan Scott during his RAF career | Photos: RAF Benevolent Fund

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "Our condolences go to Allan's family and friends at this sad time. Allan was a remarkable man, indefatigable in his championing of RAF veterans and their sacrifices during the Second World War.

"His love of flying was evident in his determination to return to the cockpit of a Spitfire to mark the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force. The news of his passing comes at a time when we are turning our thoughts to the brave men who defended our skies during the Battle of Britain, 80 years ago.

"Although Allan missed this battle by just a few months, he shared the selflessness and sense of duty of all of those quiet heroes who to them were 'just doing their job' and risking it all for our futures. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all of his friends at the Fund."

Allan, who lived in Witney, joined the RAF in 1940 and became a fighter pilot flying Spitfires from Biggin Hill before heading out to Malta. By the end of the career Allan had flown more than 80 different aircraft types.

Following a flight in a Spitfire to mark the RAF's centenary in 2018, Allan was looking forward to taking to the skies again at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar to mark his own 100th birthday.

Last year, Allan shared some of his career memories with us for All Stations Series 1. Listen to the episode here.

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