This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96

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allanscottRAFAs the Royal Air Force prepares to celebrate its centenary, Second World War Spitfire ace Allan Scott tells Dean Kirby why he is still flying high at the age of 96.

At his bungalow in the heart of rural Shropshire, Squadron Leader Allan Scott is gazing at a portrait of himself as a young man wearing the distinctive blue uniform of the Royal Air Force.

The face that beam’s back at the 96-year-old is…

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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14 Responses to This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96

  1. floridaborne says:

    I hope to be that agile and bright when I’m 96. 🙂

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  2. Bless you, Sue. I’d like to be that agile and bright now at 61!

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Remarkable story!

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  4. We have groups of men like this who fought in WW II and are still flying. I got some pictures of them last June. I think they still live to fly and it’s wonderful to see them in action.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Fabulous story – I’d love to make it to 96 in that shape! I love old planes…

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