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‘Happy Armed Forces Day’ from Korean War Veterans 23 June 2021

This year Armed Forces Week coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War, which broke out on 25th June 1950. On this iconic anniversary three Chelsea Pensioner Veterans, who served in Korean took the opportunity to share some of their experiences and wish everyone a happy Armed Forces Day, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The three Chelsea Pensioner Veterans are: Arthur ‘Skippy’ Teasdale 90, Durham Light Infantry Alfred ‘George’ Reed 87, Royal Fusiliers. Gerald ‘Gerry’ Farmer 86, Royal Fusiliers.

Korean War: British Churchill tanks on move

25th June 2020 marks the 70th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Scotland marked this milestone with a wreath laying ceremony at the Scottish Korean War Memorial in the Lothian’s, South of Edinburgh. The somewhat reduced ceremony due to the current COVID 19 situation saw Captain Chris Smith Royal Navy, Naval Regional Commander Scotland and Northern Ireland and Baroness Goldie DL, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence lay wreaths during a short service of remembrance.

Glory and Unicorn in Sasebo,Korean war.
HMS Ceylon, a Fiji class cruiser, was built by Stephens at Govan and completed in 1943. She served in the Pacific until 1945 and in the fifties was engaged in the Korean War, carrying out a number of bombardments. She paid off in 1959 and was sold to the Peruvian Navy, becoming their Coronel Bolognesi, and serving until 1980
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Special thanks to forces photographers Cpl Connor Payne

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