The man who single headedly keeps Portland Air Rescue in service. Sub Lt Phillips is the Chief Navigations Officer aboard HMS Troutbridge, and his job is to get Troutbridge where it needs to be. He never actually succeeds, but he tries and makes sure he hits every boat and harbour wall on the way there!. The single most incompetent naval officer in the service, he uses Noddy's Big Book of Boats as a reference and thinks the Plimsole Line is something found on a gym shoe.
During the crew's brief service with Troutbridge TV, Mr Phillips served as the programme director.