‘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.
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.
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