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Group Captain Alexander Edward TAYLOR (22030) of the Royal Air Force

Flight Engineer

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Death of Death 1945-12-20

Served in RAF Waddington

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. K. Grave 206. at Gunnersbury Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)

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22030A E TAYLORLondon Gazette supplement : 36618 , Dated 1944-07-18 , Download #36618

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CWGC ErrorsMissing Service Numbers in CWGC [TABLE="width: 742"] [TR] [TD]Column8[/TD] [TD]Column1[/TD] [TD]Column2[/TD] [TD]SERVICENUM[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD]CWGCID[/TD] [TD]Date[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]GREENLAW[/TD] [TD]ROBERT RITCHIE[/TD] [TD]15057[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2218255[/TD] [TD="align: right"]18-01-43[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]WEBB[/TD] [TD]ERIC BINGHAM[/TD] [TD]16212[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2234835[/TD] [TD="align: right"]02-04-42[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]HODDER[/TD] [TD]FRANCIS SAMUEL[/TD] [TD]19243[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2047526[/TD] [TD="align: right"]06-09-43[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]TAYLOR[/TD] [TD]ALEXANDER E.[/TD] [TD]22030[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2735392[/TD] [TD="align: right"]20-12-45[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]GRIFFITHS[/TD] [TD]JOHN FRANCIS[/TD] [TD]24037[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2726458[/TD] [TD="align: right"]09-05-45[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]WHEELER[/TD] [TD]HARRY GEORGE[/TD] [TD]26004[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]937439[/TD] [TD="align: right"]21-09-43[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]MacCALLUM[/TD] [TD]JOHN EVELYN MATIER[/TD] [TD]26039[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2690116[/TD] [TD="align: right"]16-10-43[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Air Commodore[/TD] [TD]WAGHORN[/TD] [TD]DAVID JOHN[/TD] [TD]26046[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2421638[/TD] [TD="align: right"]01-04-45[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]HOMER[/TD] [TD]JOHN WOOD[/TD] [TD]26056[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2178288[/TD] [TD="align: right"]18-07-44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]POWELL[/TD] [TD]JOHN ALEXANDER[/TD] [TD]26122[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2224344[/TD] [TD="align: right"]18-08-44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]JORDAN[/TD] [TD]REGINALD CHARLES[/TD] [TD]28072[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1082415[/TD] [TD="align: right"]23-06-43[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]MATSON[/TD] [TD]BERNARD NELSON[/TD] [TD]28158[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2177499[/TD] [TD="align: right"]04-05-44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]GOODHART[/TD] [TD]JACK[/TD] [TD]32077[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2723246[/TD] [TD="align: right"]21-01-44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]HARDS[/TD] [TD]ALAN FREDERICK[/TD] [TD]33113[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2834408[/TD] [TD="align: right"]18-01-46[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]JEUDWINE[/TD] [TD]JOHN RAYMOND[/TD] [TD]33116[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2651237[/TD] [TD="align: right"]19-10-45[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]OGILVIE[/TD] [TD]PATRICK BRUCE BINE[/TD] [TD]36025[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]1803557[/TD] [TD="align: right"]11-12-44[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Group Captain[/TD] [TD]STANNARD[/TD] [TD]DAVID WILLIAM[/TD] [TD]36119[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD="align: right"]2701603[/TD] [TD="align: right"]28-07-43[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] ....Read More.Jagan on 29th September 2020 01:55:04
Court Martial ImpactsAll I had never really considered the different sentences of RAF Court Martial - Which (excluding prison sentence) for those for Guilty were Cashiered Dismissed Loss of Seniority For clarification re Cashiered and Dismissed To be cashiered differs from being dismissed the service in that, in the former case the officer concerned [B]may [/B]enlist in the ranks, but may never have his commission restored. Dismissal does not preclude an officer from being restored to his rank if his Majesty sees fit to make use of his services again. Al these can be found in London Gazette and an example of these are below all from the same Court Martial in November 1926 at Duxford concerning various misdeeds by 5 officers over Mess Bills - Though all at same time, I feel that they cannot be all 'linked' to one case and I suspect that it might have been a case of similar carryings on to a certain extent elsewhere and an example it was decided was to be made They were Flight-Lieutenant Philippe Andre de Fontenay, D.F.C Cashiered #09181 -> fraudulently misapplying three small sums belonging to the officers’ mess Flight-Lieutenant Arthur Clunie Randall, D.F.C., to be dismissed the service -> Adjutant basically borrowing money from mess fund Flying Officer Harold Scott Davidson had been dismissed the service. -> False statement in relation to duties and mess secretary Flight-Lieutenant Cyril Richard Smythe severe reprimand and forfeiture of 104 places on the gradation list of the Royal Air Force list. -> not carrying out duties correctly in relation to mess finances' Pilot-Officer James Edward Welman forfeiture of seniority as if it bore date 10th August, 1926 and be severely reprimanded. - Bouncing cheques I get the impression de Fontenay was cashiered because affectively he 'stole' money and could have faced a prison sentence- the other 2 tried to cover up wrong doing or paid money back so only dismissed and the final 2 were not carrying out the role for which they were expected so were reprimanded and lost seniority What is interesting is that Philippe Andre de Fontenay (AIR 76/130/58) did serve in WW2 in a flying role - he was born in Mauritius and had a French Address and apparently worked in relation with the Free French in quite a senior position - [B][I]but I cannot find him in RAF so maybe he was Free French [/I][/B] Arthur Clunie Randall never served again AFAIK and supposedly moved to Dominica and died their circa 1948 in Délices, Saint Patrick, Dominica - However he may have be living in Surrey in 1939 Harold Scott Davidson apparently did not serve again and died Jun 1991 Surrey, England Cyril Richard Smythe ended up as Wing-Commander (1899-1984) Flying Officer James Edward WELMAN resigned his commission. 31st Dec. 1935 and did not serve after that However, I also find it incredible that P/O Alexander Edward Taylor could be convicted of manslaughter when his car killed a motorcyclist on May 7 1927 (Ernest Arthur Strecks) and serve a ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 6th May 2021 09:19:43
451220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1945A. E. TAYLOR (22030) Died 1945-12-20 Group Captain Alexander Edward TAYLOR 22030 He was serving as the Officer Commanding, RAF Waddington and died in hospital (unknown illness) after being taken seriously ill. Note middle name is Edward [url][/url] ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 23rd June 2021 03:42:14
Court Martial ImpactsHowever, I also find it incredible that P/O Alexander Edward Taylor could be convicted of manslaughter when his car killed a motorcyclist on May 7 1927 (Ernest Arthur Strecks) and serve a 12 month prison sentence and apparently this had no adverse affect on his RAF career as he ended up a Group Captain... Stealing, bouncing cheques, covering up for others all involve dishonesty, which means that the persons character cannot be trusted Being involved in a collision, even a fatal one involving, for instance driving too fast, is merely unfortunate. Recklessness like taking and aircraft on an authorised flight while drunk and killing your mate is what pushes the court into dismissal Chris ....Read More.C Shackleton on 4th August 2021 02:31:33

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