Wg Cdr Hugh Gordon Malcolm VC

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet of Stowford, GCB, OBE, AFC

Wg Cdr Hugh Malcolm VC

Malcolm was a Flight Cadet in 1936 and is currently the only former Cranwell Cadet to have been awarded the highest honour for valour, the Victoria Cross (VC).

Malcolm was awarded the VC posthumously for his leadership, for his actions on three separate sorties and is the only RAF VC to have been won in the North African campaign. He commanded 18 Squadron who were a squadron of Blenheim Mk Vs during Operation TORCH in 1942 (the Allied Operation to occupy French North Africa.) Aged only 25, he led the squadron.

Charles Prince of Wales