- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flight Lieutenant
- No. 39 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- April 7th, 1942
"This officer has proved himself to be a capable and courageous flight commander. Late in January, 1942, the formation of which he was the leader attacked an Italian convoy which was protected by a battleship and a number of cruisers and destroyers. Flight Lieutenant Taylor led his formation through a fierce barrage and himself scored a hit on one of the merchant ships. Subsequently, in March, he led an attack on another convoy when a cruiser, a merchant vessel and a destroyer were torpedoed by the formation. A Junkers 88 was also destroyed on this occasion."