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  RAF/RCAF Digby : Recollections of Laurie Seymour, 410 Sqn

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Back in January 1943 I arrived at RAF Digby as one of a brace of newly-qualified Sergeant Compass Adjusters (a trade of which few had then heard - and everyone has since forgotten!).

Initially I was on HQ strength and my colleague and I plied our trade principally with 288 and 411 Sqns. Subsequently we split our duties and I took over responsibility for Coleby Grange (cycling there and back daily in the Lincolnshire winds!). This arrangement coincided wit the departure of 409 Sqn and the arrival of 410 Sqn in February 1943. They stayed at Coleby for 8 months.

About May 1943 an establishment for my trade at squadron level was created. Having built up a rapport with the 410 Sqn personnel I accepted an offer to join the squadron and stayed at Coleby until we left for West Malling in October. I remained with 410 until December 1944 (by now in France) and still enjoy many of the friendships which began over 55 years ago.

Laurie Seymour ex-Sgt 1330787
30 Jul 1998

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