From the Files: RCAF auxiliary squadron in Regina


(From The Leader-Post, Sept. 3, 1937)

 Applications from qualified men for enlistment in the No. 120 (Bomber) Squadron, RCAF, will be invited shortly, Squadron leader E.A. Delhaye, DFC, commanding officer, announced on Friday.

 There are several vacancies in the unit, caused by the discharge of men who left Regina during the summer, it was announced. After a month's holiday in August, training has been resumed.

 Parade will be held at squadron headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 8, when the evening will be devoted to a men's mess meeting when social activities for the coming years, furnishing of the airmen's mess and other subjects will be discussed.

 Technical training of airmen will commence on Thursday, Sept. 9 and will continue on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the winter. Two classes of about 12 men will receive training of each of those nights. Flying training of the officers recommenced Aug. 24 following a successful summer's work in which the squadron completed 525 hours flying time since April 15.

 Five junior officers are practically qualified for the flying badge or "wing" and at present are doing cross-country flying, it was announced. While cold weather will reduce the amount of flying, that phase of training will continue throughout the winter.