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Philip Pearce

It is with considerable sadness that Anglia announces the death of our guide Philip Pearce in hospital on 16th May.

Philip had spent most of his life as a professional soldier, serving in N. Ireland, Cyprus, the British Army of the Rhine, and in the British Embassy in Washington as Deputy Military Attaché, as well as other postings worldwide. He last posting was as Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion The Queens Regiment in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Philip joined Anglia in 2001and led dozens of tours to France, Belgium, Germany and Poland, for schools, adults and the military. He was a larger than life character who engaged and enthralled his audiences with his immense knowledge, charm and sense of humour. As a former soldier, he could empathise with the men whose stories he told so well and with a passion that made his audiences feel they were there. He had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of young people that he took on tour, as well as his fellow guides, and will be sadly missed by all those that knew him.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.