Spitfire ‘ace’ who fought during Malta’s Operation Pedestal passes away

Squadron Leader Allan Scott was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for displaying ‘the greatest courage and determination to engage the enemy’.

Allan Scott, who died aged 99, shot down at least five enemy aircraft over Malta during Worl War II’s Operation Pedestal, known in Malta as Il-Konvoj ta’ Santa Marija (Santa Maria Convoy), a British operation to carry supplies to Malta in August 1942.

Scott, along with Prince Charles, returned to Malta for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of King George VI awarding the Maltese the George Cross.