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B A T T L E F I E L D        K O R E A

A total of 10,840 Australian Army soldiers served in Korea. Most of these were from the Regiment. Members of the Regiment were honoured with 99 awards and 97 Mentioned in Dispatches, including 85 Imperial decorations and 14 United States foreign awards. The Regiment itself was awarded 12 Battle Honours.

Over the period September 1950 to July 1953 the Regiment was in constant contact with the enemy, conducting infantry operations of an epic proportion. The story of military skill, mateship, courage and determination expressed in these citations is now enshrined in Regimental history.

Battle Honours

Korea * Sariwan * Yongju * Chongju * Pakchong * Uijongbu * Chuam-Ni *
Maehwa San * Kapyong * Kowang San * The Samichon * Maryang San

Imperial Decorations

George Cross 1
Distinguished Service Order 6
Military Cross 27
Distinguished Conduct Medal 5
George Medal 1
Military Medal 45
(Total of 85)

Mentioned in Dispatches 97

Foreign Awards USA

Silver Star 5
Bronze Star 3
Distinguished Flying Cross 3
Air Medal 3
(Total of 14)

These proud regimental achievements are honoured on the Regimental Colours as the Battle Honours.
Maurie Pears
1 May 2007

Korea Ribbon

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