Corporal John Phillips

18 Apr 1924 - 07 Jan 1983

  • Italy Star medal
  • France and Germany Star medal

John Phillips served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers before he volunteered for airborne forces.

He was posted to A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion 30 August 1943 after qualifying as a military parachutist on Course 74 which ran at RAF Ringway from 23 July to 3 August 1943.

During Operation Market Garden Cpl Phillips was wounded but managed to return across the river.

Cpl Phillips saw active service in Italy, Arnhem and Palestine before demobilisation in May 1947.

Created with information kindly supplied by John Gibson.

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John Phillips

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  • GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF AN, EASTON HALL, A COY, 2ND PARACHUTE BATTALION, LINCS, JUNE 1944.

    GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF AN, EASTON HALL, A COY, 2ND PARACHUTE BATTALION, LINCS, JUNE 1944.

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  • Men of The 2nd Para Battalion in Altamura Italy

    Men of The 2nd Para Battalion in Altamura Italy

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  • Group photograph of A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Easton Hall, Lincs, June 1944.

    Group photograph of A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Easton Hall, Lincs, June 1944.

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