Wg Cdr C H L Digby

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Remembering Wg Cdr Cecil H L Digby (5 Sept 1925 – 5 Nov 2015)



Wing Commander Cecil “Digger” Digby, IAF (Retd), a veteran of service from the 1940s to the 1960s, graciously spent a few hours with me recently, on a chilly but crisp autumn day, in a pub named for a British naval hero – …<

Wing Commander Digby has passed away on 5th November 2015. 


Part 1 : Cecil DigbyK S Nair writes in detail about an RIAF Veteran he had met up in England. Wg Cdr Digby provides us insights into life in uniform during WW2

Part 2 : In the Land of the Mikado– Digger Digby’s story continued in Part II – Never before seen exclusive pictures of 4 Squadron in Japan.

Part 3 : Sqn Service & Instructional duties Wg Cdr CHL Digby’s story as an Instructor. ExerciseTents_Small.jpg (35408 bytes) Portrait07_Small.jpg (19427 bytes)Portrait03_Small.jpg (17774 bytes)

Photo Album 1: Hakimpet and the 58 Pilots Course A set of wonderful pictures from Hakimpet and Begumpet in the early 50s from Digby’s collection.

Part 4: Panther Boss – Part IV deals with his command of No.23 Squadron – with some classic pictures

Photo Album 2 : 23 Squadron – Portraits of the young men who made the Panthers, No.23 Squadron , IAF in 1958.

Part 5: Senior Staff Duties – The last concluding chapter traces Digby’s career upto Retirement

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