WW1 Medal Groups
Important R.N. Commanders group with Royal Marines sons group
The Historically Important group of medals to the Commander Royal Naval Film Section during World War II to Guy Vivian Arthur Phelips (1895-1974).
1914-15 Star (S. LT. G.V.A. PHELIPS. R.N.), British War Medal & Victory Medal (LIEUT. G.V.A. PHELIPS. R.N.), Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Brass name stencil.
Guy was born in Kharwar, India. He enlisted as a Naval Cadet 1908. He served throughout World War One. During 1931 whilst serving as a Gunnery Officer on board H.M.S. Furious he was sent to the R.A.F. on a Photographic Course. This changed guy's career and he was appointed Photographic Officer for the Med. Fleet, by 1946 he was placed in Command R.N. Photographic School, Portsmouth. He was placed on the Retired List in 1946.
Harry Francis Vivian Phelips (1921-2005).
1939-45 Star, Burma Star, 1939-45 War Medal and an Admiralty Box of issue named to H.F.V. PHELIPS.
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Marines enlisted 1939, retired medically unfit as Probationary Lieutenant 1942. Having served on H.M.S. Ramillies. The Son of Guy.
See Medal News August 2014 Richard Taylor article.
Provenance: R.J. Taylor 2021, Laidler 2021.