Written by Selina Peet (granddaughter)
My grandfather’s name was Fredrick RobertPhillips (J.X 192814). He was born on 13th March 1920 in Pontllanfraith, and he died in 1976. His port division was Devonport and rank was Able Seaman. He left with a grade A. He was on the Royal Arthur ship in 1940, Wellesley in June 1940, Drake 1st August 1940, Cavivous Dec 1940 till 1942, then HMS Chaser 1942.
He was a loving husband to Winifred Phillips and father to Christopher Phillips. He sadly died before he could meet his grandchildren.
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We have been privileged to work with the Russian Arctic Convoys Museum Project and to support it every endeavour since it was launched. It is important both for Russia and the United Kingdom to preserve memories of this most heroic page of our War time Alliance as a tribute to the Veterans and for the sake of future generations.
Andrey PritsepovConsul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh
What a wonderful setup. You are doing the memory of these brave men proud!
Andrew ChoongCurator, National Maritime Museum
Now I can envision what Dad talked about!
What an experience
This has been valuable for my research. Thank you.
VisitorWellington, New Zealand
Brings local history to life.
A wonderful and comprehensive display – many congratulations for keeping history alive.
Visitor Kent, UK
Tells the story well.
Very touched by the stories of all these brave men.
Thank you for bringing the history of both countries together. Спасибо огромное!
Fascinating to return to where my Dad was based in the Royal Navy.