£10,00 SAS Colonels medals on ebay! Who married his mother? Truth or Fiction?

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  1. Gents,

    Just come across an interesting eBay item- BRITISH WW2 POW MEDAL GROUP SAS FR FOREIGN LEGION PPCLI on eBay (end time 19-Dec-10 00:24:02 GMT)

    Has anyone heard of Lt. Col. Phillip Kay? I would have thought that someone with that kind of service history would have been a bit of a legend but I can't find his name on Arrse, and google searches only go back to the ebay auction itself, a posting here thePeerage.com - Person Page 34187 which is strange, becuase according to the site he does not have the same surname as his claimed father, and then apparently married his mother? Finally,a really interesting thread on another site, Medals for Sale of a Super Soldier or has it been padded out? where some slightly disturbing kid is claiming the Colonel as his granddad and that someone nicked these medals...

    A confusing story. But all originating from Septicland, so who knows what the truth is. In any case its sad to think that some Yank is trying to cash in almost 10 grand on the good name of the SAS.
     
  2. I'm a little curious as to why such a legendary man does'nt show up on any google searches.
     
  3. What he married his own mother ?

    Chamoooooooone motherfuker hehee
     
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  4. thePeerage.com - Person Page 34187

    Philip with one L. Came up on Yahoo search so Google isn't always your friend.

    OOPS. Poppy beat me to it. Funny but it didn't come up on Google. It came up on Yahoo with one L but Poppy's site puts two Ls in it.
    Still, shows the first couple of posters need to hone their search skills a little bit.
     
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  5. For the pedantic it was spotted ! what I should've said was I expected more than one hit when googling his name.
     
  6. So there is a high chance he is made up by some Septic who just wants to cash in on a random old photo he found at a flea market and a bunch of tin pot medals?

    Can anyone identify who actually is in the photo?

    Did anyone check out the fucked up thread here Medals for Sale of a Super Soldier or has it been padded out? where some strangeo is pretending that this was his grandfather?
     
  7. "I think it is a level of "walt" that was only possible in pre-internet days......" sums up the comments
     
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    so who knows the real story? Or is he just Jim Shotts best buddy?
     
  10. The truth about Philip Kay-Lassels is that he was born Philip Kay and in the early 70's changed his name to Kay-Lassels to honour his mother, but wanted to put a Canadian spin on it, so hence "Kay-Lassels" instead of "Kay-lascelles". He has 6 Children, but only 2 have the Kay-Lassels sir name, the other 4 were born with the sir name Kay. As for the slightly disturbing kid, yes he is my son, and was about 14 when we discovered granddads medals on Ebay. When he was admitted to a VA hospital in 1984, all of his worldy belongings were put in storage and stayed there until his death in 1992. We didn't know what happened to his medals until we saw it on Ebay. When we contacted the police in regards to this matter, it was established that there was a bill of sale for the medals, and the matter was dropped, sadly there wasn't much proof to say that the old man didn't sell them before the accident, but as for the medals being padded out, I can tell you we are still in possession of his dress jacket metals and his Canadian Order of Military Merit Medal, which leads me to believe that there was some foul play involved, as the listing on Ebay included this medal. I am married to his Son, we have been happily married for 27 years and live in Alberta, We have two sons both bearing the Kay-lLassels Sir name. Philip Kay-Lassels has 6 grandchildren living in Canada. On this day of Remembrance, I just felt the need to clear this up.
     
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  11. Cheers for that.
     
  12. Informative and definitely not a spelling bee myself, but surname is spelt surname not sir name, unless of course he was Knighted also or is that a Canadian twist too! Just saying like