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Re: One Of The Brave
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 21:50:58 »
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Norman Taylor Phillips RAF.

Born Gillingham, Kent, 1909. Phillips joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in 1924 and was later selected for pilot training, passing out as Sergeant-Pilot in 1931. On the outbreak of war he was serving with No. 65 Squadron RAF at RAF Hornchurch.

Between the 27th May and the 24th July 1940 F/Sgt Phillips claimed two enemy aircraft destroyed and two damaged. At 11.45hrs on the 8th August 1940, during the defence of a British convoy, F/Sgt Phillips, flying Spitfire Mk1, No. K9905, was shot down and killed by a Bf109 over Manston, the Spitfire crashing in flames.

Buried at Chatham (Maidstone Road) Cemetery. Sec T. Grave 54.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 19:13:59 »
Very appropriate indeed.  Last night I attended a ceremony in Maidstone Town Hall when Flt Lt William James Corbin DFC was given the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Maidstone, 'Jimmy' was one of "The Few" who was lucky.

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One Of The Brave
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 19:04:40 »
I took this picture yesterday in Maidstone Road Cemetery.  Seemed appropriate to post it at this time.


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