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British Forces Deployed Units in the Korean War

This is a list of the British forces that served in Korea. As usual, information is hard to come by. It is NOT our intention to ignore any unit which served.  We wish to get the facts correct and produce a accurate list of all the units who served.

Due to time pressures and a lack of staff, we can no longer update these pages. This may change in the future, please bear with us.

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy Ships

Fleet Air Arm Squadrons

 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships

British Army

Royal Marines

Commonwealth Units

 

No RAF fighter or bomber units flew in the Korean War though RAF Pilots did fly with USAF units.
Squadron Number
Aircraft
Base
88 Short Sunderland Iwakuni, Japan
205 Short Sunderland Iwakuni, Japan
209 Short Sunderland Iwakuni, Japan
1903 Flight Auster AOP6
1913 Flight Auster AOP6
RAF Air Movements Iwakuni, Japan 1951-1953, I was the first Officer posted there during the period in question. Flying Officer John Cumming. Thanks to John Cumming for this entry.
RAF Air Servicing Flight Iwakuni, Japan.
CO Flt Lt Bishop.only officer. 6 mechanics, 1 storeman 18 months tour Korean War

H.M.S. Alacrity
H.M.S. Alert
H.M.S. Amethyst
H.M.S. Antietam
H.M.S. Belfast C.O. St Clair -Ford.
H.M.S. Birmingham 1952-1953 Korea, Captain Greening, CDR Cree
H.M.S. Black Swan
H.M.S. Cardigan Bay Based at Hong Kong, captained by Captain Brown and Captain Durant.
H.M.S. Ceylon, Fiji Class cruiser.
H.M.S. Charity
H.M.S. Cockade D34.
H.M.S. Comus
H.M.S. Concord
H.M.S. Consort, was known as The Galloping Ghost of the Korean Coast. Commanding officer was Commander Philip Yonge. O.B.E. D.S.C. R.N. RTD during the first part of the 1952-1954 commission.
H.M.S. Constance
H.M.S. Cossack
H.M.S. Crane
H.M.S. Glory
H.M.S. Hart
H.M.S. Jamaica, Captain Brown commanding, Fiji Class cruiser.
   See these two articles: H.M.S. Jamaica, HMS Jamaica and E-Boat Action off the Korean Coast, H.M.S. Jamaica 1950.
H.M.S. Kenya, Captain P.W.Brock Fiji Class cruiser.
   Kenya sailed from Chatham on 18th October 1949.
H.M.S. Ladybird, headquarters ship
H.M.S. Maine, hospital ship.
H.M.S. Modeste
H.M.S. Morecambe Bay Captain John Farnel
H.M.S. Mounts Bay
H.M.S. Newcastle Captain St John R.J. Tyrwhitt DSO; DSC and Bar; R.N., based at Kure Japan.
H.M.S. Ocean, Colossus Class, Light fleet carrier.
H.M.S. Opossum
H.M.S. St Bride's Bay
H.M.S. Simbang
H.M.S. Sparrow
H.M.A.S. Sydney
H.M.S. Telemachus
H.M.S. Theseus, Colossus Class, Light fleet carrier.
H.M.S. Triumph, Colossus Class, Light fleet carrier.
H.M.S. Tyne, headquarters ship
H.M.S. Unicorn
H.M.S. Whitesand Bay

HMS Glory 23/4/51-30/9/51: 804 and 812
HMAS Sydney 30/9/51-27/1/52: 805, 808 and 817
HMS Glory 27/1/52-5/5/52: 804 and 812
HMS Ocean 5/5/52-8/11/52: 802 and 825
HMS Glory 8/11/52-19/5/53: 801 and 821
HMS Ocean 9/5/53-31/11/53: 807 and 810
827 Squadron (Fireflies) flying anti-submarine sorties and attacks on shore targets from Iwakuni until 9th May 1950 when embarked for return to the UK.


Birchol
Brown Ranger
MFA Choysang
Echodale
Fort Charlotte
MFA Fort Langley
Fort Rosalie
Fort Sandusky
Green Ranger
Oakol
Wave Chief
Wave Conqueror
Wave Knight
Wave Premier
Wave Prince
Wave Regent
Wave Sovereign
Also see
Royal Naval ships Involved in the Korean War

SS Devonshire
SS Empire Fowey, Took the advance party of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, plus the Royal Welch Regiment to Korea September 1951.
SS Empire Halladale, Commanded by Capt Barclay. Embarked & disembarked UK and C'wealth armed forces at Pusan twice between October 1952-March 1953. Ship was managed by Anchor Line of Glasgow. Thanks to Edward Campbell for this entry.
Empire Trooper
Empire Windrush
MV Georgic

 

Headquarters, 27 Commonwealth Brigade Capt Andrew Krieghead Black Watch co, 27 Brigade HQ from 1949 to 1952.

29 Independant Infantry Brigade
   Group Support Troops Lad

Below are listed the units known to have fought in Korea, the entries in brackets are the Emblazoned Battle Honours awarded.
1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)(Korea 1952-3)
lst Bn The Middlesex Regiment ( Aug 1950-May 1951 )
1st King's Dragoon Guards
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoons Guards (The Hook 1952; Korea 1951-2)
7th Queen's Own Hussars
8th King's Royal Irish Hussars (Sequl, Hill 237, Imjin, Kowang-San, Korea 1950-51)
C Squadron, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Lt Col William Lother(BART) docking in Pusan 14 Nov 1950 went to north of Pyangyang we retreating to re group in early 1951 our recce troop lost 23 men the area was Kompo Vally a tank was captured (Cromwell tank) the 8th helped the Glosters capture hill 327 it was the only time British tanks opend fire on each other to shoot the chinese of each others tanks.
1st Royal Tank Regiment (Korea 1951-3)
7th Royal Tank Regiment 'C' Sqn  ( Nov 1950-Oct 1951 )
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Sequl, Imjin, Kowang-San, Korea 1950/51)
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (Korea 1952-3)
King's Regiment (Liverpool)(The Hook 1953; Korea 1952-3)
1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment (Korea 1951-2), On Hill 355 CO CAPT Dellar S Company, Mortar Platoon 1951
The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
The Devonshire Regiment
The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
The East Yorkshire Regiment, The Duke of York's Own
The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Royal Leicestershire Regiment (Maryang-San, Korea 1951-2)
The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
The Cheshire Regiment
King's Own Scottish Borderers Kowang-San; Maryang-San; Korea 1951-2)
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
The Gloucestershire Regiment (Hill 327; Imjin; Korea 1950-51)
The East Surrey Regiment
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Duke of Wellingtons' Regiment (West Riding) (The Hook 1953; Korea 1952-3)
The Border Regiment
The Royal Sussex Regiment
The Royal Hampshire Regiment
The North Staffordshire Regiment
The South Staffordshire Regiment
The Dorset Regiment
The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
The Welch Regiment (Korea 1951-2)
Brigade HQ, defence deployment platoon, July 1952-July-1953
   The Royal Welch Fusiliers About 105 Fusiliers went to Korea as reinforcements to the Welch regiment, a further draft of 30 RWF went to the royal fusiliers in korea 1952./font>
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (The Hook 1952; Korea 1952-3), Lieutenant-Colonel David Rose commanding.
The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
The 1st Battalion Essex Regiment  Clementy Smith Commanding Officer
The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
The Northamptonshire Regiment
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
King's Shropshire Light Infantry (Kowang-San; Hill 227 1; Korea 1951-2)
Middlesex Regiment (The Die Hards)(Duke of Cambridge's Own)(Naktong Bridgehead; Chongju; Chongcon II; Chuam Ni; kapyong-Chon; Kapyong; Korea 1950-51), Colonel Andrew Man Commanding. (Also Part of 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, see below)
The Wiltshire Regiment (The Duke of Edinburgh's)
The York and Lancaster Regiment
1st Btn The Durham Light Infantry 1952-1953
   REME attached 1st Btn The Durham Light Infantry 1952-1953
The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
The Seaforth highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
The Gordon Highlander
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) (Pakchon and Korea 1950-51). The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders received the South Korean Presidential Citation for holding 'a critical sector of the Naktong River during the height of the enemy's attack, and for its participation in the general offensive of 16 September'.
The Royal Ulster Rifles (Seoul, Imjin, Korea 1950-51)
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
The King's Royal Rifle Corps

The following Corps and units were also involved:

Royal Armoured Corps

The Royal Regiment of Artillery
1lth (Sphinx) Independent Light AA Battery, Nov 1950-Oct 1951
14th Field Regiment, Nov 1951 -Dec 1952. inc 5th Gibraltar Battery.
15 divisional locating battery RA, formed from 15 independent observation battery RA in Hong Kong on November 30th 1950, left Hong Kong on 20th December 1951 under Major CJW Pollard, and formed part of 61 light regiment under Colonel HS Calvert, served until 1954, and later put in suspended animation.
19th Field Royal Artillery Regiment.
20th Field Regiment, Served with 29th Brigade from December 1952 to December 1953. 45 Battery commanded by Major McKay.
34th Light AA Regiment
42nd Light AA Battery, Nov 1951 -Feb 1952. joined 61st Light Field Regiment)
45th Regiment, Nov 1950-Nov 1951
51st Light Regiment
61st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Jan 1952-Jan 1954. Formed in 1951 in Kodra.
posting came through in 1953 transferd to Woolwhich Barracks waiting for transport ship to Kobe Japan sailed on SS Aasturias on the 1 / 1/ 1954
15 Location Battery, 61st Light Regiment RA 1952 - 1953
74th Medium Battery, Feb 1953-Nov 1953
170th Independent Mortar Battery, Nov 1950-Oct 1951
120th Light Battery, Oct 1951-Dec 1952. joined 61st Light Field Regiment). 120 Mortar Bty was on the Hook and in support of Hill 355 at times. 61 Light Regiment was the longest serving unit in the Korean War, continuing to support infantry unit replacements, such as the 2nd US Marines when other units went out of the line for rest and recuperation. Thanks to Ray Hutchins - ex 120 Mortar Battery, 61 Light Regt. RA for this entry.

Corps of Royal Engineers
No 1 Movement Control Staff RE The advance party of No 1 Movement Control Staff RE consisting of 1 Offr, 2 x Sgts and 2 x OR's landed at Ashiya, Japan on 14 Oct 1950. The second lift with Major S J Cornfoot MBE RE DAQM(Q), who was to command No1 MCS, arrived with one other Officer on 15 Oct 1950. This was followed by the 3rd and 4th lifts. Immediately Q(Movements) organization was set up with Rear HQ BCFK at KURE, and a detachment was positioned at PUSAN. DAQMG(M) proceeded with Main HQ BCFK to TAEGU and was seconded to organize Adv HQ BCFK at HQ 2nd Logistical Command USA. And Embarkation Staff Officer was established at the port of PUSAN and an Railway Transport Officer at PUSAN Railway Station.
On the 13 Dec 51 Lt Col S J Cornfoot MBE RE handed over command of Movement Control to Lt Col G Combes RAI. On the 15 Dec 51 No 1 Movement Control Staff RE and No 2 Canadian Movement Control Group and BCOF Movement Control Section were integrated to form British Commonwealth Movement Control group (KOREA).
Thanks to Mick Sennett for this entry.
12th Field Engineer Squadron (28 Field Engineer Regiment) arrived from Benghazi June 1951. CO Major HWB Stephens MBE. 2I/C Captain Colin Lyallhq, subaltern 2lt MG White.
2 troop, 12 field squadron RE. 28 field engineer regiment RE. RHQ was located near Pintail Bridge,2troop was located on route1(purple route). north of RHQ across the river Imjin.
28 Field Engineer Regiment. CO Pnm Moore, Hill 355 Gloster Crossing
55th Independent Field Squadron, Nov 1950-July 1951
On the formation of 1 Commonwealth Division (the above unit joined 28th Field Engineer Regiment in July 1951)
28th Field Engineer Regiment (Commonwealth integrated unit), July 1951-1955
64th Field Park Squadron (Commonwealth integrated unit), July 1951-1955. iwas there aug 1952 /53 in stores troop, mainly driving leyland hippo from tokjon ,to 64 ,to make bunkers.
Postal Branch Headquarters British Commonwealth Forces Kure Japan. Major J G Long, RE O/ic. I served 1954-55 as Deputy Assistant Director Army Postal Servicese, RE.
Detachment postal unit at the Australian APO, Kure Japan.
A detachment of 40 Postal unit RE (from Hong Kong)
206 Army Postal Unit RE

The Commonwealth Engineer Regiment
HQ Troop, Kure Japan
2 Troop, Kure Japan
4 Troop, Kure Japan
5 Troop, Korea
Independent Guard Company Pusan, this unit comprised entirely of ERE personnel located at Buckingham Camp, Pusan.

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Including:10 Infantry Workshops, 11 Infantry Workshops, 16 Infantry Workshops and Light Aid Detachments to many of the regiments serving in Korea.
   Division Telecommunications, Detachment of 10 Infantry Workshops, C.O.Div. Tels.-Capt. Keech.
   16 Infantry Workshop REME, I was in a section of 10 Australians in RAEME attatched to 16 Inf. workshop 1954/55 Looking for info & unit identification & insigniers on this outfit & its vehicles

The Royal Corps of Signals
Charlie Troop 1 Britcom Divional Signals Regiment That Troop was the Line Troop for the Regt and was also manned (mainly) by NZ Signals and commanded by Captain Jack Rae RNZSignals 1951 - 53.
D Troop 1 Britcom Divisional Signals Regiment Korea 1951 - 1953, Don R Troop staffed by NZ Signals pers and NCO i/c Sgt Ken Kavay. Thanks to Des Vinten for this entry.
27 Brigade Signals Troop
King troop, 28 Brigade Signals seconded to Royal Australian Regiment
29 Brigade Signals Troop
Commonwealth Division Signals Regiment July 1951-1955 (Commonwealth integrated unit)
19 Air Formation Signals, based at Singapore and Changi.

The Glider Pilot Regiment

Army Air Corps
1903 Flight, 656 Squadron. AOP6.
1911 Flight. AOP6. The RAF personnel serviced the Auster aircraft, there were about 18 RAF on each flight at Fort George forward airstrip on the bank of th river Ingim.

Royal Army Chaplain's Department

Royal Army Service Corps
Royal Army Service Corps/Expeditionary Force Institute CO Captain Hislop 1950-52
57 Company Emb EMPIRE PRIDE 9/4/53 KOREA ON 14/5/53 TO 57 COY RASC. 202 days in Korea. Korea medal Korea and UN MEDAL.
78 Company
76 Supply Company
37 Field Bakery Platoon
39 Field Bakery Platoon
No.1 Independent Field Record Office, Point camp, Kure, Japan. Maj. Penaluna.
HQ No 1 Independant Field Records Commanding Officer Major Hastie.

Royal Army Education Corps As an NS RAEC sergeant I sailed to Korea in June 1955 with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and spent approx. 1 year working as a sub-editor on the field newspaper "Crown News". The CN paper was being produced in Korea throughout the war and RAEC personnel were involved in this activity for the period from 1950 to 1956 to my knowledge. Thanks to Mike Gardner for this entry.

Intelligence Corps
Intelligence School No 9 The commanding officer was Lt Col De Cent RA, the adjutant was Capt Butler RA, the operations officer was Major Anderson RUR. the unit was forming early 53, I spent one year there, based in a girls school just outside Seoul, it contained all three services Navy, Army and AirForce, one of the many jobs was debriefing the pow returning in 53, before the end of the war we trained officers and senior nco's in escape and evasion, the unit was still operational when I left in 54. Thanks to Bob Shaw for this entry.
904 Field Security Section
104 Army Photographic Interpretation Section

Royal Military Police
27 Brigade Provost Section
28 Brigade Provost Section
Military Provost Staff Corps MPSC Operated a Field Punishment Centres and Military Corrective Establishments at Pusan and Kure. These were joint establishments with other Commonwealth forces and provided custodial facilities for the Commonwealth Units in Korea.
Royal Military Police 29th Independant Brigade 1950-1951. Re-called from the army reserve after 7 years service in 1950. Posted to Colchester where the 29th Ind. Infantry Brigade Provost Company was formed. Posted to Korea and served until the end of 1951. As far as memory goes the CO was Major Greenwood, 2 IC Captain Williams. Thanks to A J Cottey for this entry.
Royal Military Police Brit Com base Provo Co, Kurie, Japan Duration of tour Oct 1952 - Dec 1953.
Commonwealth Division Provost Co, (Commonwealth Integrated Unit)

Royal Army Pay Corps
73 Forward Base Pay Office
204 Field Cash Office

The Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Britcom base ammunition depot This RAOC depot was at Song Jong on the coast near Heundae. The C.O. was Major McCulloch, the depot closed in 1954. Other officers were Major Lynch, Lt Eric Gell.
Forward Ordnance Maintenance Company RAOC Based in Seoul with detachments at Inchon and K16 Air Base
625 FWD RAOC, I was cpl gray k reme the unit fitter at 625FWD RAOC which was based in Pusan. I recollect we were a returned surplus goods unit mainly linked with the ammo dump outsidg of town near Zongzong R & R camp.

The Corps of Royal Electrical And Mechanical Engineers
5 medium Workshop, REME In 1950 I was the Adjutant at 3 Central workshop Bordon in Hanpshire. When the korean war started in June 50 I was posted at 24 hrs notice to 27 Command workshop REME at Sutton Veney in Wiltshire. This was in july or there abouts. On arrival I was told I was in fact joining a new unit to be formed ...5 Medium workshop. 5 medium workshop was formed over the next few hectic weeks with a small number of regular oficers and NCO and then over two hundred reservists. The officers were.. Major Desmond Gadsby ( OC ). Myself as Admin Oficer. Capt Jack Watson. Captain Dennis, Captain "Chuck " Hesketh, Lt Ian Brandon.
Having formed up the unit sailed from southampton in September on the Empire Fowey and arrived PUSAN 4th November 1950. The second ship from UK.
The main contingent on the Fowey was the 8th Hussars. 5 medium moved to a school in Taegu. It's vehicles and equipment arrived soon after. One Staff sgt was killed in the workshop within a few days and Capt Hesketh ( the only reserve officer ) was also killed and is buried in Yokohama.
When our equipment arrived in 1950 we formed a large LAD which I took North to catch up with the Brigade and render assisitance as possible. Near Suwon in early 51 I joined up with the main unts of 29bde and met a unit 29 Independant Infantry brigade Group Support Troops Lad. Commanded as an independant unit by Capt Gordon Ewing. ( retired as Colonel and now deceased. ) When the Chinese counterattacked in 51 5 medium was withdrawn to Pusan and then evacuated to Kure In Japan where they set up and did great work supporting the force in Korea. I did not go to Japan but joined 10 Infantry workshop REME which was commanded by Major JC Smith. Captain Ewing also joined 10 Inf at this time. Major smith was relieved by Major Rogers. Other officers in 10 Inf at that time were Captain " Dixie " Dean, and lt Tony Cribb the Tels oficer. Major Gadsby became very ill soon after our arrival in Taegu and was casevacted to Uk. I cannot be too sure but I believe a new OC arrived from Uk in time to take 5 Med to Kure and his name I regret I cannot recall. later in 51 I moved to 29Bde HQ were Captain Vic snow was the BEME. I took over the Bde lad at the HQ until leaving for Uk in April 52. I have written an account of my time in Korea and this was published in two isues of the REME corps magazine. I think your references to Captain Keech must be after our time there as I know he was not in 29 Bde during my time. Or possibly he was with 27bde. The two brigades did not serve near each other so I would not know.
23rd Heavy Recovery Section (29 Brigade), R.E.M.E. Based at both Inchon and Seol. I believe i/c was Captain Snow in charge of approx 50 men. This unit arrived in Pusan from Liverpool aboard The Empress of Australia, this being the flag ship from U.K. and the first to arrive from U.K. Thanks to Alexander J.Ferguson for this entry.
23 Heavy Recovery Unit was formed under the command of Captain Neil Prior who remained in command until early 1952.

The Army Physical Training Corps

The Army Catering Corps
Britcom BAD Song Jong Korea
Cook Cpl
Att/d RAOC. .C.O. Major McCulloch
Other Officers & Warrant Officers.
Lt Gell. WO.\Grubb. S/Sgt Cox.Served 1954/5 Then posted to Britcom BOD Kure Japan. Att/d Officers Mess.
Thanks to David Hughes for this entry.

Medical Units
26th Field Ambulance, RAMC, Dec 1950-1954. Korean theatre 13.11.52 - 25.4 54 Posted from 27coy RASC Malaya to 26 field ambulance Korea. Then posted to JRBD Hiro Japan. Then on to BRPWIU (British Repatrated Prisoner of War Integration Unit)(intelligence)Tokyo as driver for a Brig. whos name I forget. After a great time in Tokyo I was posted back to 27coy Malaya. Thanks to Clive Harries for this entry.
Commonwealth General Hospital, Kure, Japan (Commonwealth integrated unit)
Communications Zone Medical Unit Sep 1952-1954 (Commonwealth integrated unit)
Royal Army Dental Corps
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
26th Field Ambulance Corps. Location - near Inch'on. 1953-1954.

27th British Commonwealth Brigade was comprised of:
Headquarters based in Hong Kong prior to the war
3rd Royal Australian Regiment.
1st Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's).
Middlesex Regiment (The Die Hards)(Duke of Cambridge's Own)(Korea 1950-51), Colonel Andrew Man Commanding.

28 Commonwealth Infantry Brigade  was comprised of:
1st Bn The King's Own Scottish Borderers, Apr 1951 -Aug 1952
lst Bn The King's Shropshire Light Infantry, May 1951-Sep 1952
lst Bn The Royal Fusiliers, Aug 1952-Aug 1953
lst Bn The Durham Light Infantry, Sep 1952-Sep 1953
6150th Tactical Air Control Sqdn. USAF (Tactical Air Control Party)

29th Brigade, Brigadier Tom Brodie commanding, consisting of:
8th King's Royal Irish Hussars (Centurion Tanks) (Imjin; Korea 1950-1).
7th Royal Tank Regiment 'C' Sqn (Churchill Tanks) Major Jack Pettingell commanding.
1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Imjin; Korea 1950-51)
1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment (Imjin; Korea 1950-1), Lieutenant Colonel James Carne DSO commanding.
1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles (Imjin; Korea 1950-1) plus a small Belgian battalion
1st Bn The Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Oct 1951 -June 1952
1st Bn The Welch Regiment, Nov 1951 -Nov 1952
1st Bn The Black Watch, June 1952-July 1953
1st Bn The King's Regiment, Sep 1952-Oct 1953
lst Bn The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Sep 1952-Oct 1953
lst Bn The Royal Scots, July 1953-May 1954
45 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (25-pounder guns).
120 Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery
170 Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery (4.2 inch mortars), 1950 to 1952.
Royal Artillery Counter Bombardment Troop 29th.Brigade HQRA 1953 Commanded by Major Lamont at Brigade HQ Pintail Bridge Imjin River.
4 Command Ordnance Depot, R.A.O.C. - 4 COD arrived Pusan 05Nov1950 aboard SS.Empire Pride along with the Ulster Rifles. First Base Taegu. Forward Units (Ammo, Vehicle, Bath units in North Korea. Relocated HQ in Kure Japan in 1951 while Advanced 4 Ordnance Dept located to Pusan. I served from Nov50 to Mar52 when I returned to UK. Many thanks to Sgt Gordon Findlay, Former Chief Clerk, Adv. 4 C.O.D. Pusan, Korea, 1951 - 1952 for the detailed information. 
29th Brigade Ordnance Field Park. Mobile unit travelled length of Korea almost to Yalu River carrying all types of technical and vehicle spares.
CO. Cpt. Basil Hatcher. O i/c Tech Section Lt Peter Fagg, O i/c M/T Section Lt "Paddy" Moran, all officers members of RAOC. Arrived in Korea October 1950 then amalgamated with 27th Bde OFP and Canadian 25th Bde OFP to become part of the 1st Commonwealth Division when that was formed,I think it was late 1951 or early 1952. Thanks to John Birch for this entry. 

Royal Marines

No.41 (Independent) Commando

Commonwealth Units

1st commonwealth counter bombardment troop r.a troop was formed in 1951. at stanley barracks hong kong, all volunteers under the command of major evan vaughan thomas r.aofficers were capt .potts, lt reynolds, lt murphy o'connor,, sgt winstone was the senior n.c.o we were based at fort george, near the imjin river, we had 5 observation posts, plus unit attached to an american radar unit our main duties was spotting the activity of enemiy gun positions, our outposts werein front of the forward infantry units in the british sector and were regullary under fire from incoming mortar attack, ..... i served as driver wireless operator for major thomas from dec,1951 until nov, 1952.

77 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, operating North American Mustang before being equipped with Gloster Meteors F.MK 8's from 1951. The squadron operated from Iwakuni, Japan.
1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 2RAR left Sydney March 5, 1953, and arrived in Korea at Pusan March 17, taking over from 1 RAR. Commanding Officer at the time was Lt. Col. G.F Larkin, who assumed that role in September 1952 and subsequently commanded the Battalion until August 1954. The Battalion remained for the rest of the duration of the war, and finally returned to Australia on April 17, 1954. Of the action that 2 RAR saw was the Battle of the Hook 24-26 July 1953 (just before the armistice was declared), for which they won the Battle Honour of 'Samichon'.
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
3rd Royal Australian Regiment as part of 27th British Commonwealth Brigade

H.M.A.S. Anzac
H.M.A.S. Bataan
H.M.A.S. Condamine
H.M.A.S. Culgoa
H.M.A.S. Murchison
H.M.A.S. St Bride's Bay
H.M.A.S. Shoalhaven
H.M.A.S. Sydney
H.M.A.S. Tobruk
H.M.A.S. Warramunga

Armoured
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (2nd Armoured Regiment)
"A" Squadron Served April 1953 until May 1954.
"B" Squadron
"C" Squadron

Infantry The Royal Canadian Regiment 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion. 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment NOvember 1952-1953.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion.
Royal 22e Regiment1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion
2nd Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry The battalion under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Stone covered the north face of Hill 677 during the Action at Kapyong for which they were they were given a United States Presidential Citation.

Artillery
2nd Field Regiment, RCHA
1st Regiment, RCHA
81st Field Regiment, RCA

Engineers
57th Canadian Independent Field Squadron
23rd Field Squadron
59th Independent Field Squadron

Signals
25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Signal Squadron

Transport Companies RCASC
No. 54 Canadian Transport Company
No. 38 Canadian Mobile Ambulance Company
No. 23 Transport Company
No. 56 Transport Company

Medical Units
No. 25 Canadian Field Ambulance
No. 37 Field Ambulance
No. 38 Field Ambulance
No. 25 Canadian Field Dressing Station
No. 20 Canadian Field Dental Detachment

Ordnance Units
No. 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade Ordnance Company
Canadian Army Ordnance Elements, First (Commonwealth) Division

RCEME Workshops
No. 25 Canadian Support Workshop
No. 191 Canadian Infantry Workshop
No. 23 Infantry Workshop

Provost
No. 25 Canadian Provost Detachment
No. 25 Canadian Field Punishment Camp

Intelligence
No. 1 Canadian Field Security Section

Miscellaneous
Canadian Postal Corps
No. 25 Canadian Public Relations Unit

Royal Canadian Navy
H.M.C.S. Athabaskan
H.M.C.S. Cayuga
H.M.C.S. Crusader
H.M.C.S. Haida
H.M.C.S. Huron
H.M.C.S. Iroquois
H.M.C.S. Nootka
H.M.C.S. Sioux

60th Indian Field Ambulance part of 28th Commonwealth brigade ? to 1953, this unit received a Meritorious Unit Citation from the commander of the UN Forces in Korea.

3794 troops supplied to the Korean War
16 Field Regiment, RNZA - 161, 162, 163 Batteries
Signals unit
Engineers
Regimental HQ Unit with sundry members of all branches and trades of the NZ Army
Transport Company posted to British Army RASC
10 Transport Company, Officers Commanding
Maj R.W.K. Ainge 1 Jul - 9 Dec 51
Maj A.W. Cooper 9 - 18 Dec 51
Maj K.G. Miles 18 Dec 51 - 21 May 52
Maj A.W. Cooper 21 May 52 - 10 May 53
Maj J.M. Mabbett 10 May 53 - 7 Jan 54
Maj K.G. Miles 7 Jan - 2 Dec 54
and there are some others until 15 May 56.

2500 Navy personnel
H.M.N.Z.S. Hawea
H.M.N.Z.S. Kaniere
H.M.N.Z.S. Pukaki
H.M.N.Z.S. Rotoiti
H.M.N.Z.S. Taupo
H.M.N.Z.S. Tutira Loch class frigate

No 2 Sqn South African Air Force.

We would like to thank Mr. Alan Young ex C/Sgt.
For some of the information supplied on this page

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