King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

PHILLIPS, Sir Tom Spencer Vaughan (1888-1941), Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1903; World War I 1914-1918; Staff College 1919-1920; served on Permanent Advisory Commission for Naval, Military and Air Questions, Geneva, Switzerland 1920-1922; Assistant Director of Plans, Admiralty 1930-1932; Chief of Staff and Flag Capt to Commander-in-Chief East Indies 1932-1935; Director of Plans, Admiralty 1935-1938; Cdre commanding Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1941; Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Vice Chief of Naval Staff 1939-1941; Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet 1941; killed in action, in the sinking of battleship HMS PRINCE OF WALES 1941

PRIVATE POSSESSION: Family retains (unspecified) papers


Index terms
NAMES Adm Sir Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey (grandfather)

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