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The Memorial Cross

Bomber Command Aircrew Medals

The Memorial Cross (frequently referred to as the Silver Cross) was instituted following WWI. It is awarded to recognize the personal loss and sacrifice on the part of mothers and widows of Canadians who die on active service for their country. The cross is engraved with the name, rank, and service number of the son or husband.

F/O Frederick S. Taylor

A native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, F/O Tayor began his training in High River at 5 Elementary Flying Training School and received his wings at 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba on 20 October 1942.

He was killed on 27 June 1943 when his 12 Operational Training Unit's Wellington bomber's port engine failed and he was forced to crash-land on a hilltop in Yorkshire.

F/O Taylor was married to Hazel and had a son named David.

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