When I completed my full time service in late 1953, the last thing I wanted to think or talk about was Korea. (Much the same as did the population at large).
As a result, I am lucky to have found so many things which have helped me with these notes. It took me four years too to request my campaign medals, which duly arrived in a brown envelope complete with a hand-written note!
It wasn’t until 1996, when I responded to an article (I believe in the “Western Morning News”) from a Gunner who I think was a founder member of the Devon & Cornwall Branch of the BKVA.
I have mislaid the newspaper article, but it went in some depth to describe his time in Korea and having to cope with the extremely cold weather. I joined the Branch and attended many of the monthly meetings as well as visiting, with my wife, Veteran Associations in other participating countries. During our re-visit, the Koreans said that their winters now are much less severe!
I take full responsibility for any errors regarding dates and locations etc. After so many years have passed I find it difficult to exactly recollect events that occurred in this momentous period of my life. If any matters need correcting please respond and they will be dealt with. Of course too, if any old comrades read this also please get in touch through this, John Flann’s Gunner website.