About Sir Wallace 'Digger' Kyle
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A personal friend and fellow pilot trainee of Douglas Bader at Cranwell, Australian ‘Digger’ Kyle, flew Bulldog fighters before a three year detachment to the Fleet Air Arm where he flew Fairey IIIF’s from Carriers. A vastly experienced pilot, Kyle commanded Blenheim, Mosquito and Lancaster squadrons. Kyle became Governor of West Australia after the war
One of the most respected RAF pilots of WWII, Digger Kyle flew operationally in a leadership capacity virtually throughout the war. Flying the Mosquito Mk IV with 2 Group in 1942 he led high-level sorties over Germany, followed by low-level attacks on pin-point targets in France and Germany where the Mosquito’s speed had the measure of Luftwaffe fighters. By 1944, his Mosquitos were part of the Pathfinder Force.