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    Default F/O George Richard Taylor 36134, DFC

    Hello,

    Could someone please check the citation for the above pilot for me ? I need to know what unit he was with at the time of the award. It was gazetted on 13 September 1940.

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    Martin Gleeson.

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    Hello,

    No.50 Squadron - no citation in Carter (Taylor was an Australian, serving in the RAF).

    https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1527118/

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03481.001/

    See also RAAF Official history:

    https://static.awm.gov.au/images/col...070674--1-.pdf (p.18 of 34).

    Col.
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    Col,

    Once again my thanks for your help. Just what I needed - and a bit more !

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    Default Re: F/O George Richard Taylor 36134, DFC

    Dear Martin Gleeson,

    My name is David Bardega - I am not sure if your interest is still active but I have just come across your post re Sqn Ldr George Richard Taylor DFC - I have recently retired and have spent a little time researching my father, Sgt/ Obs Bernard Bardega DFM, who served in 50 Squadron RAF, and was a fellow crew member. In fact, my father's award was gazetted on the same day ie. 13/9/1940. I have obtained a fair amount of information, from public sources, including details of the missions conducted between late 1939 and August 1940 + what happened subsequently to the crew members. I am anxious to obtain further information - photographs etc. If you are interested perhaps you could get in touch, please.
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    David Bardega

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    Hello David,

    Thank you for the reply and great to hear from you. It might be easier if you contact me directly at;

    mandkgleeson7 AT gmail DOt com

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    From Australian Newspaper on Trove


    Flying- Officer Taylor. — "Has completed 32 operational flights as captain of aircraft, and has on several
    occasions succeeded in finding his
    target, regardless of adverse weather
    conditions and severe enemy opposition. His devotion to duty and determination in pressing home attacks
    are most praiseworthy. He has always shown a high degree of courage
    and is a thoroughly-determined young
    officer, who sets an excellent example
    to the squadron."

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