|Private E. H. Phillips in uniform during the First World War|
|Food Card of Private E. H. Phillips, RAF 66 Wing|
Ten days later, on the 14th April 1918, Ted wrote again to Ethel:
While serving with the RAF Adriatic Group, Ted also sent Ethel seven Rough Riders Postcards (blank on the back), the Rough Riders Badge (from the collar in the photograph above) and a postcard from Italy.
In September, Ted wrote from his base in Brindisi:
Ethel had the cameo made into a ring. This is now in Mary's possession.
|The ring that Mary's grandmother had made with the cameo mentioned in Ted's letter.|
Edward H. Phillips remained in the RAF after the Armistice in November 1918. He was given an extension of leave in February 1919 and finally transferred to RAF G Reserve on 20th March 1919. Mary's mother was born on 8th October 1919.
On 30th April 1920, Ted was deemed discharged from the RAF. For his service in the Great War, he was awarded the British War and Victory Medals, both of which Mary has today.
|Edward H. Phillips' campaign medals|