Squadron Leader Alistair Taylor DSO and bar DFC and 2 bars

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Squadron Leader Alistair Taylor DSO and bar DFC and 2 bars
Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

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Top left an air-to-air view of a reconnaissance Spitfire flying right to left with cloud background.

Bottom left air-to-air view of the bottom of a reconnaissance spitfire with Invasion stripes. The camera openings can be seen in the rear fuselage.

Top right a white note 'S/Ldr Alistair Taylor DSO & bar DFC & 2 bars, Camouflage Unit, 1PDU, [?] 212 Sqdn A & B Flight, Dec 1939 - May 1941, Blue 'Spitfire' Recce'.

Bottom right newspaper cutting explaining that Flight Lieutenant Alistair Lennox Taylor was the first airman of the war to win a second bar to DFC for photographic reconnaissance of the Dortmund Ems Canal. On the left a photograph of Flt Lt Taylor.


Title Caption 'P.R.U.'

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Two b/w photographs, one note and one newspaper cutting mounted on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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P.R.U.
[photograph]
S/Ldr Alistair Taylor, DSO & Bar D.F.C. & 2 Bars
[missing letter]2 camouflage unit,
[missing letter]1 PDU,
[missing letter]212 Sqdn ‘A’&’B’ flights
[missing letter]1 P.R.U.
Dec 1939 – may 1941
Blue ‘Spitfire’ Recce

[missing words]
BARS TO HIS D.F.C.
The R.A.F.’s ace cameraman, Flight Lieut. Alisrair Lennox Taylor, is the first airman of the war to win a second bar to the D.F.C.
[photograph]
FLT.-LIEUT. TAYLOR.
He won the Cross last July, and in September was awarded the first bar for photographic reconnaissance of the Dortmund-Ems canal aqueduct.
Flight Lieut. Taylor is 24. He carried out the Kiel reconnaissance considered by the Navy the most valuable of the war.
Another air award announced yesterday is the D.S.O. to Flight Lieut. Eric C. LeMesurier, who already holds the D.F.C.

[photograph]

Citation

“Squadron Leader Alistair Taylor DSO and bar DFC and 2 bars,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1597.

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