Videos tagged with john phillips

DANGER IN THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE

DANGER IN THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE

Leading Aircraftman John Mitchell arrived in the Suez Canal Zone in 1953 at the age of 18 where he stayed in the years leading up to the Suez Crisis in 1956. Here he talks about what dangers they faced inside and outside camp from Egyptian paramilitaries.

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 2 Falklands War

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 2 Falklands War

On May 23rd 1982 Warrant Officer John Phillips and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope to defuse two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs...when one exploded.... In his emotional story John Phillips describes his near death experience, losing his colleague James, his left arm and abandoning ship, finally ending up in Ajax Bay in a makeshift hospital. (Part 1 of this story also on StoryVault)

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

A mere day after arriving in the Falklands Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were tasked to HMS Argonaut which had been hit by 2 bombs. He he remembers how he got from the ship he was on the Canberra to the Argonaut and that when he saw the bomb, it was actually a British make...

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips had already dealt with defusing hundreds of unexploded bombs until he was tasked to head out to the Falklands on HMS Canberra with his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott. He talks about the equipment he needed to take with them (2 tons of it!) and how scarily no one really knew what they were heading into...

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

On May 23rd 1982, having diffused a bomb dropped by the Argentinians onto HMS Argonaut, Warrant Officer John Phillips who was Sergeant Major in bomb disposal during the Falklands War, and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope. Two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs had struck the ship on the starboard side, killing one crewman, Steward Mark R. Stephens. Here John Phillips talks through the numerous attempts to defuse the bombs. But on the fourth attempt one of the bombs exploded....