|First appearance||15th March 1972|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Bernard Padden|
Schoolboy Phil Banks was a young member of the Weatherfield sea cadets. Jerry Booth had built his own boat, a heron-class dingy which he named "Shangri-La", and wanted lessons in how to sail the vessel. After being laughed at by Freddie Baxter of the Weatherfield Sailing Club, Jerry attended a meeting of the cadets at the Community Centre. As Officer Arthur Sugden hadn't arrived, Phil thought that Jerry was there to throw them out as they were practising basketball. When put right, he was impressed that Jerry had his own boat as the cadets were short of vessels in which they could practice.