Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has paid tribute to the British war dead in Korea. Hammond was in South Korea as part of his tour of a number of Asian countries discussing matters such as global security and trade.
Hammond visited the Gloster Hill Memorial Park which commemorates the Gloucestershire Regiment who fought in Korea in 1951 at the Battle of Imjin River. During the battle 141 British soldiers were killed and another 1,169 were injured.
“Britain’s contribution to the Korean War was crucial and it was a privilege to visit the newly-built Gloster Hill Memorial Park to pay my respects to the heroism of the British servicemen who fought and died defending freedom in Korea.
The memorial serves as a clear reminder of the historic links that exist between the British people and the people of South Korea”.