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  1. W. M. Taylor

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ON November 27, Walter Michael Taylor, of 67 Oaken Lanes, Codsall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Mr Taylor was admitted to the Supplementary Veterinary Register in 1950.

Sue Taylor writes: Mick was born on November 11, 1913, in Codsall, the son of a policeman, originally from Galway, and a Staffordshire farmer's daughter. He was one of six children.

His interest in animals, and poultry in particular, led a family friend to recommend that he entered into training with the PDSA as a vet when he was about 19 years old. He trained mainly in Ilford and worked through the blitz in Coventry, often speaking of the horrible experience of shooting hundreds of stray dogs after the blitz.

He then went into the RAF and trained as a pilot, learning to fly in Georgia and Florida. He flew many different types of aircraft during his time in the RAF, …

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