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Hi All

Am currently trying to do some reseach on a particular moment on my Grandads service in Korea. He was 1st Bat Gloucestershire Regiment. He recalls while stationed at the Yalu River they were quickly evacuation on what he believed were Centurian Tanks. I have been looking all over and cant find any reference to what Armoured Regiment would have done this. DOes anyone happen to know (or know someone who would know) who these tanks would have belonged to?

 

Also was the 7th RTR ever alongside the Glosters in Korea? Or were they in a completely diferent area. Only as they too were part of the 29th Infantry Brigade.

 

Hope someone can help

 

Martyn

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Hi All

Am currently trying to do some reseach on a particular moment on my Grandads service in Korea. He was 1st Bat Gloucestershire Regiment. He recalls while stationed at the Yalu River they were quickly evacuation on what he believed were Centurian Tanks. I have been looking all over and cant find any reference to what Armoured Regiment would have done this. DOes anyone happen to know (or know someone who would know) who these tanks would have belonged to?

 

Also was the 7th RTR ever alongside the Glosters in Korea? Or were they in a completely diferent area. Only as they too were part of the 29th Infantry Brigade.

 

Hope someone can help

 

Martyn

 

Martyn, why not try the Gloster regiment museum in Gloucester, it has recently been refurbished, and as the Glosters fought valiantly in Korea they have a lot of information there.

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The Korean War Commonwealth Forces

 

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Formation / Unit

 

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Country

 

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[TD=align: center]

Month of...

Arrival

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Month of...

Departure N

 

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[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]HEADQUARTERS[/TD]

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[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]

H.Q., 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade.

(Up to 30th September, 1950,

the designation of the Brigade was "27th Infantry Brigade")

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Integrated

(after 30th September, 1950)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]August,

1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]

H.Q., 29th British Infantry Brigade

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,

1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]

H.Q., 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade.

(Relieved H.Q., 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade

at mid night 25th/26th April, 1951)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Integrated[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]H.Q., 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]H.Q., 1st Commonwealth Division[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Integrated[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Assembled in June,1951, and assumed command on 28th July, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]ARMOUR[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]8th King's Royal Irish Hussars[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]December, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]"C" Squadron, 7th Royal Tank Regiment[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]"C" Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

(2nd Armoured Regiment)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center]June, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]December,

1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]December,

1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]"B" Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (2nd Armoured Regiment)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]June, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Royal Tank Regiment

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]December,

1952 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]December,

1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

"A" Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (2nd Armoured Regiment)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

May, 1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

5th Royal Tank Regiment

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

December,

1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]

ARTILLERY

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

45th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,

1950 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

11th (Sphinx) Independent Light A.A. Battery (converted to 4.2" Mortars in June, 1951)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,

1950 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,

1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,

1950 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]October,

1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

15th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

New Zealand

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

December,

1950

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

May, 1951

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

May, 1952

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

14th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center] December,1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

120th Light A.A. Battery, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

October, 1951

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Joined 61st

Light Regiment, R.A., in December, 1952

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

42nd Light A.A. Battery, Royal Artillery,

( Redesignated 42nd Light Battery, Royal Artillery, in January, 1952)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Joined 61st

Light Regiment, R.A., in February, 1952

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

61st Light Regiment, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

January, 1952

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

May, 1952

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

April, 1953

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

20th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

December, 1952

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

December, 1953

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

81st Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. (Redesignated 4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in October, 1953)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

April, 1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

42nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]December,1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]

INFANTRY

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Middlesex Regiment

(27th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]August, 1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

(27th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

August, 1950

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

April, 1951

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

3rd Bn. Royal Australian Regiment

(27th and 28th Brigades)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Australia

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]September,1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

November, 1950

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

October, 1951

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Gloucestershire Regiment

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] November,

1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Royal Ulster Rifles

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] November, 1950 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1951[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]2nd Bn. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

(27th, 28th and 25th Brigades)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada[/TD]

[TD=align: center]December, 1950 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

November, 1951

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers

(27th and 28th Brigades)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

April, 1951

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

August, 1952

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]2nd Bn. The Royal Canadian Regiment

(25th Brigade)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

May, 1951

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1952 [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]2nd Bn. Royal 22e Régiment

(25th Brigade)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

(28th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center]September, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Royal Norfolk Regiment

(29th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]September, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment

(29th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom [/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] June, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

(25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] November, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Welch Regiment

(29th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. Royal Australian Regiment

(28th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Australia

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]March, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center] March, 1953 [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Royal Canadian Regiment

(25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

April, 1952

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

March, 1953

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. Royal 22e Régiment

(25th Brigade)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Black Watch

(29th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center] June, 1952 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]July, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Royal Fusiliers

(28th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]August,1952 [/TD]

[TD=align: center] August,1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Durham Light Infantry

(28th Brigade) [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center] September, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]September,1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The King's Regiment

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]September,1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October,1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

3rd Bn. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

(25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center] October, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom [/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

3rd Bn. The Royal Canadian Regiment

(25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

March, 1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

2nd Bn. Royal Australian Regiment

(28th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Australia [/TD]

[TD=align: center]March, 1953 [/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

3rd Bn. Royal 22e Régiment

(25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Bn. The Royal Scots

(29th Brigade)[/TD]

[TD=align: center] United Kingdom [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

July, 1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Essex Regiment

(28th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

August, 1953

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

(28th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom [/TD]

[TD=align: center]September,1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The King's Own Royal Regiment

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center] October,1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

2nd Bn. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada (25th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]October, 1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

1st Bn. The North Staffordshire Regiment

(29th Brigade)

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

United Kingdom

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]

ENGINEERS

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

55th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center]November,1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Joined 28th Field Engineer Regiment, July, 1951

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]

57th Canadian Independent Field Squadron,

Royal Canadian Engineers

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Canada

 

[/TD]

[TD=align: center] May, 1951 [/TD]

[TD=align: center]

Joined 28th Field Engineer Regiment, July, 1951 (Field Park element joined 64th Fd. Park Sqn. at same time)

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]28th Field Engineer Regiment [/TD]

[TD=align: center]Integrated[/TD]

[TD=align: center]July, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]64th Field Park Squadron[/TD]

[TD=align: center] Integrated[/TD]

[TD=align: center]July, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]

SIGNALS

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]1st Commonwealth Division, Signals Regiment[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Integrated[/TD]

[TD=align: center] July, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=colspan: 4, align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF0F0, colspan: 4, align: center]

MEDICAL

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]60th (Para) Indian Field Ambulance[/TD]

[TD=align: center] India [/TD]

[TD=align: center]November, 1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Joined Indian Custodian Force in August, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]26th Field Ambulance [/TD]

[TD=align: center]United Kingdom[/TD]

[TD=align: center] December, 1950[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]No. 25 Field Ambulance [/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1952[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]No. 25 Canadian Field Dressing Station[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]July, 1951[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]No. 37 Field Ambulance[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]April, 1952[/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1953[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=align: center]No. 38 Field Ambulance. (Redesignated No. 4 Field Ambulance, December, 1953)[/TD]

[TD=align: center]Canada [/TD]

[TD=align: center]May, 1953[/TD]

[TD=align: center] [/TD]

[/TR]

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Many thanks for the info!

I do need to contact the Gloucestershire regiment museum but felt something related to other regiments may well have a better response here.

The website for the museum (as well as most other sources) only seem to vaguely cover the period before Imjin and then focus on that. Will give that Max Hastings book a go I think. Will have to read through Robert O Holles book again aswel as Farrar Hockley's book. Its finding a decent book that isn't either just about Imjin or the US.

 

As far as I have found so far, 7th RTR had little involvement with the Glosters directly and had Churchill Tanks so unlikely it was them

Thanks again.

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Martyn

 

In the book I read about the Korean war it says the 39 men of D Coy the sole survivors of the battalion who had taken part in the battle were carried to safety on the tanks, these were American tanks. This was the "Battle of the Imijin River 23rd April 1951"

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Martyn

 

In the book I read about the Korean war it says the 39 men of D Coy the sole survivors of the battalion who had taken part in the battle were carried to safety on the tanks, these were American tanks. This was the "Battle of the Imijin River 23rd April 1951"

 

He was actually in Japan wounded during Imjin River battle (probably saved his life). I am just trying to piece together what happened before then.

 

After being transported away quickly by the Cents they were moved into US trucks

 

Have since found these photos which fit in:

 

Centurion-Retreating.jpg

Centurion-Pyongyang-1950.jpg

Centurion-Seoul-1950.jpg

 

 

and these which I would imagine are the Churchills of 7 RTR

 

Churchill-HanRiver1951-1.jpg

Churchill-HanRiver1951-2.jpg

7th RTR Website have some good photos too of their Churchills in the Han River area etc.

 

Photos credit to here:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/433829/thread/1398384026/last-1398526397/Some+Korean+War+Photos

 

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My brother and I recently watched a lot of Korea war docu's.

Also last October at the Den Bosch commemorations we transported Captain C.J. Boardman who wrote a anthology called Tracks in Korea.

Just glancing through it now and he mentiones the Glosters. Written by Russell Spurr

 

It says when the Glosters were surrounded Belgians, Fillipino's and the 8th King's Royal Hussars were unable to relieve them.

 

Then it says;

"The brigade was finally relieved on 26th April, 6 days after taking up position". (Must be the Imjin battle)

 

So no mention of a specific unit who did relieve them.

 

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Just found the 8th Kings Royal Irish Guards used brand new centurions which they ran in in Korea itself.

 

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"They were to play a major role in the actions to resque the isolated Gloucesters in the April 1951 battle".

 

There are photo's of 8RIH Centurions evacuating Northhumberland Fusiliers.

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Ref your intrest in what amour unit was with the glosters try contacting the Tank museum at bovington they would have a lot of information there. Another scource would to request to have a copy or look at the units diary for the time period you are intrested in.

Al

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