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RAF Digby - RCAF Digby
A history : 1937 - from Training to Operations


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1937 - From Training to Operations

1937 saw the unit sever its connection with flying training. On 7 September 37 No 2 Flying Training School moved to Brize Norton, and Digby was handed back to No 12 Group of Fighter Command. Two months later there were 2 squadrons of fighters at Digby - 73 Sqn` equipped with Gladiators and 46 Sqn equipped with Gauntlets. A young Canadian pilot, Flight Lieutenant E A McNab, seconded to the RAF and flying with No 73 Squadron, was to return in 1942 as Digby’s second Canadian Station Commander.

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Digby - A History
" A history 1917 - 1978"
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