Siege of Malta pilot speaks out about the ferocious battle over 'the most bombed place on earth'

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A page from Allan's log book covering just two days in 1942 - 11th Oct describes a battle with 70+ enemy fighters as 'absolutly marvellous fun' and on the following day on a single mission he shot down a Ju88, a ME 109 and damaged another 109.<br />
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As Rememberance Day approches the last surviving Spitfire ace of the almost forgotten Siege of Malta has spoken about the ferocious battle over 'the most bombed place on earth' during WW2 on the 77th anniversary of the Allies' remarkable victory.<br />
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Squadron Leader Allan Scott was awarded a prestigious Distinguished Flying Medal after shooting down five enemy aircraft, and claiming eight other probable kills, while defending the beleaguered British colony.<br />
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Between June 1940 and November 1942, the tiny island was 'the most bombed place on earth'. It was subjected to 3,000 bombing raids, during which the German Luftwaffe and Italian fighters dropped 6,700 tons of bombs on the Grand Harbour area alone to destroy RAF defences and the ports.<br />
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Over the course of the battle, 2,300 Allied airmen were killed or wounded, but their sterling efforts saved the 'flattened' island from defeat.