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Offline rafboy

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3525679 Arthur Phillips
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:44:38 PM »
Second attempt to post.  I lost the first attempt when checking some data.
My father 3525679 Arthur Phillips was born on 16th March 1913 and joined the 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment on 21st July 1932 aged 19.  He was often known to friends and family as Phil.
He served overseas with the Bn in: West Indies 23-01-34 to 26-09-35; Egypt 27-09-35 to 13-04-37; Cyprus 14-04-37 to 27-11-37;
Egypt 28-11-37 to 13-01-38; Palestine 14-01-38 to 25-09-38; India/Singapore 26-09-38 to 14-02-42(See question below); POW 15-02-42 to 04-11-45(See POW Board for this period); Germany 20-07-48 to 18-12-50.  These dates are confirmed by his Service Records and his Certificate of Service.  He transferred to The Royal Army Pay Corps on 2nd January 1951 and again served overseas with the 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment as their Regimental Pay Sergeant in Malaya from 25th July 1951 to 25th May 1954.  My father retired from the Army on 18th June 1955.  He had the following medals which have been donated to the Regimental Museum: General Service Medal with clasps “PALASTINE and MALAYA”; Indian General Service Medal with clasp “NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-39”; 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Following his Army service he worked for a firm of accountants in London untill retirement when he moved to Northamton then to Wem, Shropshire.  He passed away on 20th June 1998 aged 85.
Question: My fathers Certificate of Service shows India and Singapore 26-09-38 to 14-02-42.  I have been unable to find any information on members of the Regiment being detached to India during this period, can anyone help?
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Cliff   

 
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: 3525679 Arthur Phillips
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 11:49:16 PM »
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Re: 3525679 Arthur Phillips
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 11:49:47 PM »
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."