Great Britains Last Colonial War

Discussion in 'Other Conflicts' started by Drew5233, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 New Member

    As I'm sure some of you are aware 27 years ago today Great Britains last colonial war started- The Falklands War.

    Today I'm remembering a lad from my now demolished school who died in the conflict:

    Marine Keith Philips

    Further reading:
    Falklands War

    The Falklands War Page of Remembrance

  2. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    I am sure his family are honoured he is remembered beyond their memories.
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Your friend is also mentioned here Andy !

    RIP Keith Phillips

    At the New Armed Forces memorial at Alrewas in Staffordshire. It’s unique in that it is devoted to all those military personnel who been killed in the service of their country since the end of the Second World War.

    Surname - PHILLIPS
    Forenames/Initials - Keith
    Rank - Mne 1
    Service - Royal Marines
    Service Number - P039185R
    Ship/Unit - 45 Cdo RM
    Place of Birth/Home Town - Crayford, Kent
    Date of Birth - 01 October 1962
    Age - 19
    Date of Death - 11 June 1982
    Cemetery Name - San Carlos Cemetery
    Cemetery Address - Falkland Islands
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial - Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour - Yes

    PHILLIPS Keith | Roll of honour | Armed forces memorial

    Falkland Islands - Blue Beach Cemetery,San Carlos.
  4. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    He died doing what he loved,protecting and serving his country.Sad when very young lives are lost.

    Rest in peace marine Keith Phillips.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 New Member

    Cheers Annie,

    I only knew of him in passing as I'm a bit younger (I believe he was a prefect and a 6th former when I joined the school) but he was mentioned once or twice in assembly as I recall and for some reason I've always remembered him even though I never really knew him.

    Looks like he was killed on Two Sisters:
    ::Battle for Two Sisters::
  6. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I also have a friend who was in the Falklands War .... he came home ....

    but not the same young man who left .... God love him .... :eek:hwell:

    Heres the medal ...
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 New Member

  8. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 New Member

    Apologies.....I thought it was date focused for the rosette but like the bar for the Iraq medal its location focused.

  10. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I remember when Argentina invaded (I was a young lad of 30) and thought:

    Are they stupid? There is no way known that Maggie Thatcher will let them get away with that.

    They surely misread her if they thought she would just sit back and take it.
  11. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    Sidge,sorry if i sound rude but......Angentinas invaded .....what? exactly!I was just getting interested in you're story and you forgot to mention what Angentina
  12. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

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