YATES, Philip James

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P050421S
Born: 
Thursday, April 29, 1971
Died : 
Monday, February 15, 1993
Died in service
Location: 
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine Philip Yates, 'Z' Company,  died during the annual deployment to Norway. 
 
He and 2 others were found unconscious in a tent whilst sheltering from a whiteout during an exercise. They were casevaced to a hospital at Gjorvik by a 3 Commando Bde. Lynx helicopter where one was revived, but Marine Yates and Marine William Reed were found to be dead on arrival through asphyxiation caused by the men's cooker.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News March 1993 edition]
 

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