M.B.E. (2nd type) (Mily.); C.S.M. 1962 one clasp 'Northern Ireland' (Dvr., R.C.T.); U.N. Cyprus. The C.S.M. is marked 'R' as a replacement issue.With a photocopy of the London Gazette 11/6/94 confirming the M.B.E. to 24178489 W.O.1. Philip John Wise, The Royal Logistic Corps (since discharged). With a photocopy of the R.C.T. Journal of March 1982 showing that Sgt. Philip Wise of 10 Corps Transport Regt. was presented with a G.O.C. Northern Ireland Commendation by Maj-Gen. P. Blunt. The unit served in Ulster from 6/4/81 to 21/8/81 at Moscow Camp, Belfast and was almost immediately involved in the upsurge of violence after the death of Bobby Sands. The whole unit was mobilised to deploy the maximum number of "Pigs" during the subsequent rioting. As more hunger strikers died the rioting worsened and there were regular petrol bomb and R.P.G. attacks on the vehicles driven by the unit - one driver was killed and several seriously injured. The R.C.T. Journal of 1989 contained a photograph of W.O.2. (S.S.M.) P.J. Wise of 7 Sqdn. R.C.T. serving with the U.N. in Cyprus, pictured with Major B.S. Price and Maj-Gen. Carrington.
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