The Korean War was the first occasion on which members of the United Nations acted collectively to repel aggression. Australian units served in combat from 1950–1953 and continued in Korea from the armistice to 1957 as part of the United Nations Command to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea.
From 29 June 1950 to 27 July 1953, some 17,000 Australian sailors, soldiers and airmen served in the Korean War. Australian casualties were 340 killed, 1,216 wounded and 30 prisoners of war. Twenty other countries contributed combat and medical units to the United Nations Command in Korea.
Camp Casey, South Korea, 1952. Flag pole flying the Australian flag, the Union Jack and the United Nations flag. C218218
- Countries contributing to the United Nations Force
List of countries and level of contribution.
- List of pilots of the Royal Air Force (RAF) who lost their lives while serving with 77 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), during the Korean War.
- Australian Army war diaries: Korean War
Digitised war diaries which record the daily activities of Army headquarters, formations and units in Korea.
- 1951: Korea - Australian Army
Link to the Australian Army website and a brief description of the Korean War.
- Royal Australian Navy: Korea
Link to the RAN website and a brief description of the Korean War.
- Australian National Korean War Memorial