A MUSEUM has unveiled a display dedicated to the Scottish Second World War fighter pilot who was the first British serviceman to shoot down a German plane over the UK.

Forming part of Kelvingrove Museum’s Conflict and Consequences gallery, the new exhibit will show the exploits of Paisley-born squadron leader Archie McKellar and the rest of the 602 Auxiliary Air Force Squadron.

A number of items from the squadron’s collection have been donated to the museum for the exhibit, including a panel from the German plane shot down by McKellar, on October 28, 1939, which was used to study Nazi aircraft design.

The pilot took out the enemy craft over Humbie, near Edinburgh. Roddy MacGregor, honorary secretary of the 602 Squadron Museum Association, was among the first to see the exhibit yesterday.

McKellar was killed in action in November 1940, aged 28.