Sergeant Vince Phillips 22 SAS Regiment

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Reference WMO/279190

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other sculpture
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Gulf Conflict (1990-1991)
About the memorial: This giant Sequoia tree seat is dedicated to Sgt. Vince Phillips. It was carved by Mike Colton and transported to the Grove in 2006. On the left hand side of the seat is a metal plaque on a stand in honour of Vince. It should be noted that he was only one of a few that completed the Para, Marine and SAS selections and served with 16 Para RAOC 1972-76, Royal Marine Commando Ordnance 1976-83 and "A" Squadron 22 SAS 1983-91.
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This tree seat is dedicated to the memory of Vince Phillips a member of the Bravo Two Zero patrol who tragically lost his life in January 1991 whilst serving with 22 SAS Regiment behind enemy lines during the 1st 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 for 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' Established 2006

Sgt Vince Phillips

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