AWM373 - Korean War Unit Diaries - British Infantry Brigades and Commonwealth Division Headquarters
This collection contains:
- AWM373, WO281 - War Office: British Commonwealth Division of United Nations Force War Diaries, Korean War RCDIG1027456 (281)
|Title||Korean War Unit Diaries - British Infantry Brigades and Commonwealth Division Headquarters|
|Object type||Digital file|
|Copying provision||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use|
During the Korean War, Australian infantry battalions served as part of British, and later Commonwealth brigades. The first Australian ground forces committed to Korea, 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), arrived in late-September 1950. The Australians joined two British battalions on 1 October 1950 to form the 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade.
These units came under the overall command of the 1st Commonwealth Division, formed by 25th Canadian Brigade, the 28th Commonwealth Brigade and 29th Independent Infantry Brigade during June and July 1951.