Wing Commander Hugh Gordon Malcolm VC (2 May 1917 - 4 December 1942) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Born at Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Malcolm entered the Royal Air Force College Cranwell on 9 January 1936. By the end of 1941 he had risen to the rank of Squadron Leader. From November to December 1942 in North Africa, Wing Commander Malcolm commanded a squadron of light bombers. Throughout his service in that sector his skill and daring were of the highest order. He led two attacks on Bizerta airfield, pressing his attacks to effective conclusion. On 17 November 1942, the Squadron were detailed to carry out an attack on Bizerta, taking advantage of low cloud cover. Twenty miles from the target the sky cleared, but despite the danger of continuing without a fighter escort, Malcolm decided to go ahead. Despite fierce opposition, the mission was a success with all bombs dropped within the airfield perimeter, and a Junkers Ju 52 and Messerschmitt were shot down, other enemy aircraft damaged on the ground by machine-gun fire. He was a 25 years old Wing Commander commanding 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 4 December he led an attack on an enemy fighter airfield near Chougui, Tunisia. On reaching the target, however, and starting the attack, the squadron was intercepted by an overwhelming force of enemy fighters from 11 Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2. One by one his bombers were shot down, until he himself was shot down in flames. His VC is on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum, London.