Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS - The Korean War, 1950-1953

United Nations and Republic of Korea Forces
British and Commonwealth Forces


This page provides images of British and British Commonwealth armed forces in the Korean War.

Other views on this subject will be found under:

  • British and Commonwealth Forces - Ships
  • Admiral Sir William G. Andrewes, RN
  • Pictorial coverage of the Korean War activities of other United Nations members, and of the Republic of Korea:

  • United Nations and Republic of Korea Forces- Overview and Special Image Selection
  • A precis of our Korean War images, and links to more comprehensive pictorial coverage of that conflict:

  • The Korean War, June 1950 - July 1953 - Introductory Overview and Special Image Selection

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    Photo #: NH 97044

    Hawker "Sea Fury" Fighter


    Is catapulted from the British light fleet aircraft carrier HMS Glory, during Korean war operations circa June 1951.
    This photograph was released by Commander, Naval Forces Far East on 7 June 1951.
    This aircraft wears the number "VR-943".

    Official Royal Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 605 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-417148

    First Korean War Carrier Air Strikes, 3-4 July 1950


    A North Korean railroad train is attacked just south of Pyongyang by planes from the joint U.S.-British Task Force 77, 4 July 1950.
    The carriers involved were USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and HMS Triumph.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 190KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-416423

    USS Rochester (CA-124)


    Senior U.S. and British naval officers confer on board Rochester, flagship of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, during the early days of the Korean War. The original photograph is dated 1 July 1950.
    Those present are (from left to right):
    Captain A.D. Torlesse, RN, Commanding Officer of HMS Triumph;
    Rear Admiral John M. Hoskins, USN, Commander, Carrier Group, Seventh Fleet;
    Vice Admiral Arthur D. Struble, USN, Commander, Seventh Fleet; and
    Rear Admiral Sir William G. Andrewes, RN, Commander, British Commonwealth Forces.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: NH 97014

    Evacuation of Inchon, Korea, December 1950-January 1951


    A launch from HMS Kenya comes alongside USS Eldorado (AGC-11), as a snow storm sweeps through Inchon harbor.
    Eldorado was command ship for the evacuation of United Nations' forces and supplies from Inchon. Kenya provided gunfire support for the operation.
    The original photograph was released by Commander, Naval Forces, Far East, and is dated 22 December 1950.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval History & Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 150KB; 575 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-443337

    U.S. and British Officers


    View sea and air landings as Marines stage amphibious training operations at Tokchok-kun-do island, off Inchon, South Korea, 24 June 1952.
    Those present are (from left to right):
    Captain J.D. Kinney, USN;
    Lieutenant Colonel W.S. Siversen, USMC;
    Rear Admiral Alan K. Scott-Moncrieff, Royal Navy;
    Unidentified officer;
    Rear Admiral Francis X. McInerney, USN;
    and Captain G.A. Thring, Royal Navy.
    Note camera worn by LtCol. Siversen.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-428316

    Sorye Dong Raid, April 1951


    LVTs embarking British Royal Marine commandos leave USS Fort Marion (LSD-22) for the beach at Sorye Dong, North Korea, on 7 April 1951. The commandos blew up about 100 yards of railroad, in an effort to interdict enemy logistics, and were then successfully reembarked.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 82KB; 740 x 625 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-430072

    USS Gull (AMS-16)


    Sweeping for mines during a commando raid by British Royal Marines at Chinnampo, North Korea. Original photo is dated 15 June 1951.
    This operation was intended to cut rail and other enemy supply lines.
    Note lookout watching for mines off Gull's bow.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

     



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