Photos UN Forces

September 1950. Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), take in the view of Pusan harbour from the deck of the US troopship Aiken Victory. From Pusan they will move on to Taegu to prepare for their first operations of the war.
February 1951. Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), walk carefully across a valley of snow covered rice paddies and up a hillside during operations.
October 1951. Vickers machine gunners stand ready to give supporting fire to mates of C Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), as they move up to attack a hill in the smoke of an earlier New Zealand artillery barrage.
November 1950. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), walk along the edge of a paddy field in North Korea
C Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) marches through Martin Place prior to embarkation for service in Korea. The officers at the front of the company are 3391 Major Bruce Barrington Hearn (leading the company); 237656 Lieutenant (Lt) John Murray Burke (far left); 237633 Lt Robert James Moran (behind Hearn); and 237657 Lt Peter Henry Cliff (right, at front of column) (killed in action 21 September 1952).
Two members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), sit in their sandbagged defensive position among low trees and bushes on the side of a hill. October 1950.
3 gunners from Addis Ababa, members of the Ethiopian Army Kagnew Battalions prepare to fire a 75mm recoil-less rifle are, from left to right: Corporal Alema Welde, Corporal Chanllo Bala and Sergeant Major Bogale Weldeynse. 1951
October 1951. Chinese POWs on their way to the rear. The soldiers taking them in are from 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
July 1952. A Bren gunner with 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), scans the enemy held hills during stand-to at last light.
May 1953. Two soldiers of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), prepare to take over the line once more after a period in reserve.
Wing Commander L. Spence, Commanding Officer No. 77 Squadron RAAF in the cockpit of his Mustang aircraft prior to takeoff on an operational mission. Pusan, August 1950

Born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Spence worked in a bank before joining the RAAF in March 1940. In August the following year he was posted to North Africa with No. 3 Squadron, which operated P-40 Tomahawks and Kittyhawks against German and Italian forces; he was credited with shooting down two German aircraft. Spence commanded No. 452 Squadron in 1944, flying Supermarine Spitfires in defence of Australia's North-Western Area against the Japanese. After a brief return to civilian life following World War II, he rejoined the RAAF in October 1946. He took command of No. 77 Squadron, operating P-51 Mustangs as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan, in February 1950. The squadron went into action within a week of the outbreak of the Korean War in June. Spence was killed during a low-level mission over South Korea in September 1950.
Colossus class Light Fleet Carrier HMS Ocean's flight deck packed with Hawker Sea Fury & Fairey Firefly aircraft; they are on their way for a large air raid on Pyongyang that took place on 11-July-1952
Kapyong Valley, Korea. 1952-04-15. 5/1479 Private L. J. Best of Sniper Section, Brigade Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) displaying the Sniperscope which is attached to a .30 calibre Carbine (US Pat.). The scope is battery operated and the battery is carried in the pack on his back.

Cromwell tank of the British 8th Hussars destroyed by Chinese forces in the battle of Happy Valley, Korea - January 1951
Lt. Col. Dumoncel of the French Battalion of the United Nations Organization (a battalion of volunteers made up of active and reserve French military personnel) enjoys a meal during a break in action against the Chinese near Oum-Ni, Korea. April 10, 1951
Bren gunner, Private Ted Shiplick of Maryborough, Qld has all his pockets filled with Bren magazines as he sits and waits for the word to move up to the forward company from which the patrol will set out at last light. 17th May, 1953

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