Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Cecil Hugh Lawrence Digby

Service No & Branch 2988 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Sep 1925 Commissioned: 04 Sep 1944 Course: 26 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jan 1966 Voluntary Retirement Died on 03 Nov 2015 (90 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 01 Jan 1945Fg Offr : 04 Sep 1945Flt Lt : 04 Sep 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 Jul 1955
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
111 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Nov 194919 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 02 Mar 1965
Badges Qualified
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Plt Offr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1945 - Fg OffrNo.4 SquadronYelahanka Squadron Pilot
05 Oct 1953 - 19 Jun 1954Flt LtNo.10 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1955 - Sqn LdrNo.2 Air Force AcademyJodhpur Chief Ground Instructor
01 Oct 1957 - 14 Apr 1959Sqn LdrNo.23 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
15 Apr 1959 - 01 Dec 1960Sqn LdrConversion Training UnitHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1960 - 01 Mar 1961Sqn LdrVampire Advanced TrainingJodhpur Chief Flying Instructor
01 Mar 1961 - 01 Dec 1961Sqn LdrHQ TCBangalore Camp Commandant
01 Dec 1961 - 01 Dec 1962Wg Cdr10 NCC Circle (Mysore)Bangalore Commander
01 Dec 1962 - 01 Dec 1963Wg Cdr9 WingHalwara Chief Operations Officer
10 Mar 1965 - 31 Mar 1966Wg CdrControl & Reporting SchoolJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrCecil Hugh Lawrence Digby2988 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : AFFC
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
13 Apr 1945Hurricane IICBN879Plt Offr C H L Digby
151OTUAC ran off taxy trac

Articles from Main Site

58 Pilots Course at the CTU, Hakimpet by Wg Cdr C H L Digby -

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