Rare World War One RAF Airship Pilots Campaign Group.
A Great War RAF airship pilots campaign group of five awarded to Airship Pilot Second Lieutenant J. F. M. Phillips, Royal Air Force.
British War and Victory Medals (J. F. M. Phillips. R.A.F)
Defence and War Medals 1939-45
Mounted court-style by Spink & Son, NB: 1st two with official corrections.
“2nd lieutenant” John Frederick Montague Phillips was born in November 1897, and was appointed Flight Cadet in the Royal Air Force, in the July of 1918. He was commissioned temporary second lieutenant in September 1918, and carried out training at Roehampton and Cranwell before being posted to the Royal Navy Airship Station in Howden. He gained his R.A.C Airship Pilot’s Certificate (No. 61, out of just 67 awarded) on the 24th of July 1919, and relinquished his commission in October of the same year. He re-engaged for service during the Second War as a Second Lieutenant in the Army, in the June of 1941.
NB: Only 67 Airship Pilots Certificates were awarded by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom. “Medals come with an image of Lieutenant Phillips and research papers”.