V. Phillips SAS

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Reference WMO259710

Address:

National Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Gulf Conflict (1990-1991)
About the memorial: A tree seat with a commemorative plaque. The metal plaque is oval-shaped and mustard-coloured with an inscription in raised white lettering. The plaque is decorated with regimental insignia, including the SAS and Royal Marines. The memorial is within Garden 4 - The Sun Room and Special Air Service - within the Allied Special Forces Association Grove (WMR 61527).
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WE ARE THE PILGRIMS,/MASTER [SAS insignia]/ WE SHALL GO ALWAYS A LITTLE FURTHER/ 1983-1991/ THIS TREE SEAT IS DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF VINCE PHILLIPS/ A MEMBER OF BRAVO TWO ZERO PATROL WHO TRAGICALLY LOST HIS/ LIFE IN [...] JANUARY 1991 WHILST SERVING WITH 22 SAS REGIMENT/ BEHIND ENEMY LINES DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. HIS COURAGE/ AND THAT OF ALL OTHERS WHO FOUGHT, HELPED FREE THE PEOPLE OF/ KUWAIT FROM ABJECT SLAVERY/ MUCH LOVED SON AND BRIGHT LIGHT OF JIM AND VERONICA/ PHILLIPS, LOVING BROTHER TO SUE, JEFFERY AND STEVEN./ HUSBAND OF DEE AND FATHER OF SHARON AND LUCY./ 'A LIGHT HAS GONE OUT OF THIS WORLD.'/ 2006

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