Taylor LH

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Title

Taylor LH

Subject

Sergeant LH Taylor RAFVR.

Description

Sergeant Leslie Hambleton Taylor RAFVR. 58 Sqn. Bomber Command (ON 36-37) Killed 24 September 1940 age 19. Battle of Britain. Buried NOTTINGHAM SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Son of Harold Arthur and Phillis Taylor, of Whatton-in-the-Vale.
The Aircraft took off on a bombing mission to Berlin but failed to get airbourne and crashed just beyond the airfield boundary. The plane caught fire and the bomb load exploded. All crew were lost.

From The Nottinghamian 1940:
Coming to the school from Bethany House School, Goudhurst, Kent, he joined the OTC and in 1937 obtained the War Office Certificate A. On leaving the school he spent a year on the staff of Waring and Gillow's (Department store) London followed by a few months at his father's business - Rolyat Manufacturing Co. (Nottingham)Ltd. But a business life did not satisfy his thirst for adventure; it was not what he called "a man's life". So in June 1939, he joined the RAF,-he had previously joined the territorials- and passing a navigation course, became a sergeant observer. He was attached to the bomber command, and before the end came had flown many thousands of miles.

Creator

YG

Source

Nottingham High School Archives

Contributor

Roy Wilcock for www.aircrewremembered.com