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'''9 Squadron''' SAAF was a short lived squadron of the [[South African Air Force]] during [[World War II]]. It was formed on 19 May 1944 in Egypt and was transferred to Minnick in Syria shortly after being formed. It spent less than a month in Syria when it was re-deployed back to El Gamil in Egypt on 28 June 1944. This transfer was after it had been decided that there was no longer any need to maintain forces on high alert close to Turkey.<ref name="Martin">Martin, H.J. (1978) Pg. 230</ref> From here the squadron was tasked to provide air protection of the Suez Canal and the coastline of the Nile Delta.<ref name="HoW9Sqn">{{cite web|last=Rickard|first=J.|title=History of War|url=http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/SAAF/9_wwII.html|work=No. 9 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War|accessdate=18 September 2011}}</ref>
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'''9 Squadron''' SAAF was a short lived squadron of the [[South African Air Force]] during [[World War II]]. It was formed on 19 May 1944 in Egypt and was transferred to Minnick in Syria shortly after being formed. It spent less than a month in Syria when it was re-deployed back to [[El Gamil]] in Egypt on 28 June 1944. This transfer was after it had been decided that there was no longer any need to maintain forces on high alert close to Turkey.<ref name="Martin">Martin, H.J. (1978) Pg. 230</ref> From here the squadron was tasked to provide air protection of the Suez Canal and the coastline of the Nile Delta.<ref name="HoW9Sqn">{{cite web|last=Rickard|first=J.|title=History of War|url=http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/SAAF/9_wwII.html|work=No. 9 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War|accessdate=18 September 2011}}</ref>
   
 
In September 1944 the squadron was moved to Savoia in Libya, from where it flew fighter sweeps over Crete (December 1944), before being disbanded on 1 February 1945.<ref name=HoW9Sqn />
 
In September 1944 the squadron was moved to Savoia in Libya, from where it flew fighter sweeps over Crete (December 1944), before being disbanded on 1 February 1945.<ref name=HoW9Sqn />

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