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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R H Dibnah


Roland Harold Dibnah of Winnipeg, Canada joined the RAF on a short service commission in June 1939. After completing his training he arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge, converted to Hurricanes and was posted to No. 1 Squadron in France on 27th April 1940.

On 29th May Dibnah was wounded in the thigh in a combat over Ochamps and made a forced-landing at Nancy.



On 31st August 1940 he damaged a Me110 and on 6th September he shared in the destruction of a Me110. He was posted to 242 Squadron at Coltishall on 21st September and remained with the squadron until 30th December 1940.

His subsequent service is currently unknown until January 1944 when Dibnah joined 91 Squadron at Tangmere. He transferred to the RCAF on 18th January 1945 and was released on 21st October 1947 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died in Canada in 1990.


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