Taylor, B W D

  • Name on memorial: Taylor, B W D
  • Memorial panel: Right
  • Full name: Bernard William David Taylor
  • Rank: Leading Aircraftman
  • Service details: 3006853, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Age at death: 19
  • Date of death: 06/04/1945
  • Birth place: unknown
  • Parents: George Albert and Laura Taylor of Easington, Banbury.
  • Mother's maiden name: unknown
  • Parents' marriage details: unknown
  • Wife: unknown
  • Wife's maiden name: unknown
  • Marriage details: unknown
  • Cemetery: BRANDON CEMETERY, Manitoba, Canada
  • Additional information:
    LAC. Taylor B.W. died in a flying accident at #1 Central Navigation School, Rivers Manitoba. The aircraft he was flying was an Avro Anson #12325.
    The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) officially came into existence on 17 December 1939 and is often known simply as "The Scheme" or "The Plan", was a massive, joint military aircrew training program for the air forces of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Southern Rhodesia during the Second World War. It remains the single largest aviation training program in history and was responsible for training nearly half the pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, air gunners, wireless operators and flight engineers of the Commonwealth air forces during the war.
    Canada was chosen as the primary location for "The Plan" due to ample supplies of fuel, wide open spaces suitable for flight and navigation training, industrial facilities for the production of trainer aircraft, parts and supplies, the lack of any threat from Luftwaffe and Japanese fighter planes and its relative proximity to both the European and Pacific theatres.

    Photo location Banbury Cemetery

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