Royal Marines on a raid in the Chinampo area of Korea. © IWM (KOR 647)

Royal Marines on a raid in the Chinampo area of Korea. © IWM (KOR 647)


41st Commando, Royal Marines in the withdrawal to Hungnam with the US Marines.© IWM (MH 33278)

41st Commando, Royal Marines in the withdrawal to Hungnam with the US Marines.© IWM (MH 33278)


Men of the 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders boarding the cruiser HMS CEYLON for the journey to Pusan, South Korea. In the background the band of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers play on.

Men of the 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders boarding the cruiser HMS CEYLON for the journey to Pusan, South Korea. In the background the band of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers play on.


British trooper Sam Fox, sits in his tank north of the Imjin River, while awaiting orders to advance. Richard Napier, a Tank Commander of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars, said of combat in Korea: ”After about three hours of continuous firing, my machine gun barrels needed changing; my recoil system was so hot that it wouldn’t run back and my loader/operator Ken Hall, had fainted with the continual hard work and fumes.”

British trooper Sam Fox, sits in his tank north of the Imjin River, while awaiting orders to advance. Richard Napier, a Tank Commander of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars, said of combat in Korea: ”After about three hours of continuous firing, my machine gun barrels needed changing; my recoil system was so hot that it wouldn’t run back and my loader/operator Ken Hall, had fainted with the continual hard work and fumes.”


A lorry full of British troops moves toward the front-line in South Korea

A lorry full of British troops moves toward the front-line in South Korea


An early Centurion Mark 2 Battle Tank, armed with the 17-pounder gun and loaded with Australian troops, crosses the Imjin River during the Korean War

An early Centurion Mark 2 Battle Tank, armed with the 17-pounder gun and loaded with Australian troops, crosses the Imjin River during the Korean War


This British Centurian tank resembles an Elephant drinking water as it rests at a crazy angle, its gun barrel sticking into a waterhole on a Korean roadside north of Seoul on June 22, 1951. Working to salvage usable parts are Lance Corp. Douglas Bone, left, of Basings, Hampshire, Eng., and Trooper Ronald Rodda, Sunderland County, Durham, Eng. (AP Photo/E.N. Johnson

This British Centurian tank resembles an Elephant drinking water as it rests at a crazy angle, its gun barrel sticking into a waterhole on a Korean roadside north of Seoul on June 22, 1951. Working to salvage usable parts are Lance Corp. Douglas Bone, left, of Basings, Hampshire, Eng., and Trooper Ronald Rodda, Sunderland County, Durham, Eng. (AP Photo/E.N. Johnson


A British Churchill tank raises dust cloud as it shells the Seoul from its position across the Han River in Yondungpo, South Korea on Feb. 11, 1951. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle )

A British Churchill tank raises dust cloud as it shells the Seoul from its position across the Han River in Yondungpo, South Korea on Feb. 11, 1951. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle )


Weighted down with sundry items ranging from guns and trench shovels to a radio set, Sgt. Derrick Deamer, left, and Pvt. Clem Williams wear full battle gear as they chat on the British sector of Korea’s Naktong River front in South Korea on Sept. 14, 1950. Both are with British forces fighting with United Nations troops against the Chinese Communist troops. (AP Photo/GH)

Weighted down with sundry items ranging from guns and trench shovels to a radio set, Sgt. Derrick Deamer, left, and Pvt. Clem Williams wear full battle gear as they chat on the British sector of Korea’s Naktong River front in South Korea on Sept. 14, 1950. Both are with British forces fighting with United Nations troops against the Chinese Communist troops. (AP Photo/GH)


British troops pictured in Korea 1951

British troops pictured in Korea 1951


Members of 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Korean War.

Members of 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Korean War.


A Sergeant of the 1st Battalion, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders supervises the disembarkation of British troops for HMS CEYLON at Pusan. © IWM (MH 32736)

A Sergeant of the 1st Battalion, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders supervises the disembarkation of British troops for HMS CEYLON at Pusan. © IWM (MH 32736)


Frozen bodies of American marines, British commandos and South Korean soldiers are gathered for group burial at Koto-ri. (U.S. Marine Corps photo.)

Frozen bodies of American marines, British commandos and South Korean soldiers are gathered for group burial at Koto-ri. (U.S. Marine Corps photo.)


1999 - Prince Charles lays a wreath in the sea at the Falklands in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Crisis

1999 - Prince Charles lays a wreath in the sea at the Falklands in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Crisis


Prince Phillip meets with men who were wounded during the Falklands war. 775 British troops were wounded in the hundred-day war, with another 258 killed. Argentine losses were more severe, with 649 killed and another 1,068 wounded.

Prince Phillip meets with men who were wounded during the Falklands war. 775 British troops were wounded in the hundred-day war, with another 258 killed. Argentine losses were more severe, with 649 killed and another 1,068 wounded.