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  Battle of Kapyong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Kapyong was waged during the Korean War.
In the early part of the battle the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and the 16th Field Regiment of the Royal New Zealand Artillery were all but cut off.
The forward positions, held by the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and the 3rd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, by force of arms permitted the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment to withdraw.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Kapyong   (919 words)

 Battle of Heartbreak Ridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge was a month-long battle in the Korean War.
It was fought between September 13 and October 15, 1951, in the hills of North Korea a few miles north of the 38th parallel (the prewar boundary between North and South Korea), near Chorwon.
This battle marked a continuation of the Battle of Bloody Ridge, as U.N. and communist forces jockeyed for position along a line running roughly east-west across the middle of the Korean peninsula after the war became stalemated in the summer of 1951.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Heartbreak_Ridge   (514 words)

 Battle Honours - www.canadiansoldiers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Battle Honours were to be granted only to units in which the majority of a battalion or regiment was engaged (the headquarters and at least 50 fifty percent of the sub-units (rifle companies, cavalry squadrons or armoured squadrons).
The Battle Honours Committees that have sat after the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War have determined the Honours to be granted; the process is not a fast one and is the result of much research.
Battle Honours won by a regiment were carried by the regiment as a whole, without regard to the battalion involved.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Battle_Honours   (1487 words)

 Kapyong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kapyong County lies in Kyonggi Province in Korea.
The Kapyong Battalion: Medal roll of Third Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Battle of Kapyong, 23-24 April, 1951
The battle of Kapyong: 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Korea 23-24 April 1951
www.freeglossary.com /Kapyong   (62 words)

 Battle of Kapyong
Three units were awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation in recognition of the courage and fortitude displayed in the Battle of Kapyong.
The units that received the honor were two Commonwealth battalions, the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, as well as "A" Company of the 72nd Heavy Tank Battalion, United States Army.
The forward positions, held by the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and the 3rd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, by force of arms permitted the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment to withdraw.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/ba/battle_of_kapyong.html   (858 words)

 Battle of Kapyong
The Australians were part of a force that was defending the Kapyong Valley, some 56 km north of Seoul, during April 1951.
Few survived and the battle field was cluttered with a sea of drab grey corpses.
By the time the Australians were withdrawn from the battle, the UN forces had secured a strong defensive position to the rear of where the Australians had been fighting.
www.anzacday.org.au /history/korea/kapyong.html   (298 words)

 Australians, New Zealanders Remember Heroic Battle of Kapyong in April, 1951
KAPYONG, Kyonggi-do—Fifty years ago this month, the Chinese tried to turn the tide of the Korean War when they launched their fifth offensive against U.S.-ROK and U.N. forces.
For the next two days, the Battle of Kapyong would evoke the spirit of the ANZAC’s—the Australian and New Zealand forces that first fought together during World War I at Gallipoli—as these forces helped halt the Chinese and added another chapter to their book.
Monday’s remembrance in Kapyong of the battle fought there 50 years ago, as well as all sacrifices made my Australians and New Zealanders during the war not only evoked the spirit of the ANZAC’s, but also reminded one that “freedom is never free.
www.thesparksfile.com /files/Australians__New_Zealanders_Remember_Heroic_Battle_of_Kapyong_in_April__1951.htm   (964 words)

 Battle of Kapyong
The battle developed into one of personal contact in which bayonet charges were a feature; there resulted some of the bloodiest and most ferocious hand to hand fighting of the Korean War.
The Australian withdrawal during the Battle of Kapyong is till cited as a military model of a fighting withdrawal.
In recognition for their part in the Battle of Kapyong, the 2nd Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment, and 'A' Company of the 72 Heavy Tank Battalion United States Army, received the United States Presidential Citation.
members.tripod.com /defsect/battle_of_kapyong.htm   (518 words)

 The Korea Times : Crucial Kapyong Battle Remembered 54 Years Later   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
KAPYONG, Kyonggi Province - More than half a century after one of the most important battles of the Korean War, veterans from four countries returned here on Friday to celebrate their victory and remember fallen comrades.
The past 54 years have done nothing to blunt the lingering emotion from the battle, which could be seen etched on the veterans faces, many of whom were returning to Korea for the first time since being discharged.
U.K. Brigadier General Harry O’Hare, who presented a summary of the battle to the several hundred in attendance, described the fighting as ``some of the most ferocious hand-to-hand combat of the war.’’ Waves of Chinese soldiers surrounded the allied troops and, for at least 24 hours, supplies had to be flown in.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/nation/200504/kt2005042217220011970.htm   (450 words)

 Media Release from Former Minister - The Hon. De-Anne Kelly MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the ...
"Kapyong Day on 24 April is a special day of remembrance for our veterans of the Korean War, a time to honour the service of more than 17,000 Australians who served in Korea, and to remember the 339 Australians who lost their lives," Mrs Vale said.
The Battle of Kapyong began on 23 April 1951, as Chinese forces launched a major offensive across the 38th Parallel, driving towards the South Korean capital of Seoul.
The Battle of Kapyong was a classic battalion defence battle and is in the textbooks at West Point and Australian's can be very proud of their significant part in this outstanding victory.
minister.dva.gov.au /media_releases/2004/04_apr/va034.htm   (460 words)

 The Korean War
The Battle of the Twin Tunnels saw the French battalion, in their first significant role of the war, killing over 1,300 CCF troops, marking another loss for the Chinese (“Korean War Timeline”).
The Battle of Chip'yong-ni, which lasted from February 13-15, marked an important strategic (and perhaps morale-boosting) turn in the tide for ROK allies (Pratt 2).
For example, in the April 1951 Battle of Kapyong, Canadian and Australian forces were outmanned nearly 8-to-1 on the 38th parallel by communist forces, yet persevered against the odds by winning the battle, effectively saving Seoul in the process (“The Battle of Kapyong”).
www.indiana.edu /~ealc100/Group4/Chris_Hilton_battles/battles.html   (2193 words)

 Kapyong - April 23-24, 1951
A view of the Kapyong valley, showing the positions of C Company in the middle distance, D Company in the upper left, and A Company in the left foreground.
Kapyong came to be the most significant and important battle for Australian troops in Korea.
The Kapyong valley was too large an area to defend with the forces available, and the brigade was spread very thinly.
www.awm.gov.au /korea/operations/kapyong/kapyong.htm   (665 words)

 Korea - The Battle of Kap'Yong - Military Photos
It was known as the Battle of Kap'yong.
On the valley bottom in view of the former battleground is the Kap’yong Memorial, an acre of ground ceded to Canada, and lovingly maintained by local caretakers.
The Kap’yong Memorial and the battle which took place there symbolizes the courage and valour displayed by all Canadian troops who fought in that far-off land a half century ago.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=96228   (2636 words)

 Apple Orchard, Korea. Our first battle
The early battles were attacks against North Koreans dug in on the top of hills and our boys had the task of climbing those hills in open ground.
Most of the early battles were won in about half a day or a little more and for such a short time I would consider the casualty lists quite horrendous.
This is not to denigrate those who served in the Kapyong battle, they fought a tremendous action and were well worthy of the Honour bestowed upon them by various governments.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-battles/apple-orchard.htm   (651 words)

 CBC Manitoba - Features - Urban Myths - Kapyong
2PPCLI was involved in the Battle of Kapyong on April 24-25, 1951.
After extremely heavy fighting in the Kapyong Valley, where Communist Chinese forces outnumbered Canadians by eight to one, the Second Battalion was able to hold off the Chinese and by doing so foiled their attempt to attack and recapture the city of Seoul.
For their heroism at Kapyong, the soldiers of 2PPCLI were awarded the U.S. Presidential Citation for "outstanding heroism and exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services." No other Canadian has ever received this distinction.
www.cbc.ca /manitoba/features/urbanmyths/kapyong.html   (677 words)

 Kapyong battle [Australian War Memorial]
During a night of fierce fighting and throughout the daylight hours of 24 April the Australians and a Canadian battalion, supported by a New Zealand artillery regiment, stalled the Chinese advance before eventually withdrawing after dark.
A detailed account of the battle from Australia in the Korean war 1950-53, Volume 2: combat operations by Robert O'Neill.
Map of the Battle of Kapyong, 23-24 April 1951
www.awm.gov.au /encyclopedia/kapyong   (229 words)

 Army - The Soldiers' Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE Royal Australian Regiment motto of “duty first” was on the lips of past and present soldiers when 3RAR commemorated the 55th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong at Holsworthy on April 24.
He told the Kapyong veterans that they had set the standard for all battalions in the Army to follow, and that their heritage was in very good hands.
Mr Grills said he got upset when historians called the Korean War a “police action” because the Battle of Kapyong was as savage and as bloody as any WWII engagement.
www.defence.gov.au /news/armynews/editions/1142/topstories/story05.htm   (786 words)

 Print Article: The Governor-General's Anzac Day speech
It was called the Battle of Kapyong and I want to summarise a citation about a very brave Australian infantry officer - who happened to be a friend of mine - and was that day commanding a Platoon of 30 young infantry soldiers.
This was one action of a number in the Battle of Kapyong, for which the 3rd Battalion was awarded a rare United States Presidential Citation.
Because in battle, boys and girls, most men stand at some time close to their maker, and in my experience most soldiers call to him when frightened, wounded or dying.
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2004/04/25/1082831426655.html   (915 words)

 The War Amps: Canada's Military Heritage - Korea: Canada's Forgotten War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kapyong is a quiet farming village in central Korea, now a two-hour drive north-east from Seoul.
The Kapyong valley was the direct invasion route to the South Korean capital.
The battle of Hill 227 was undoubtedly the bloodiest battle fought by the Royal 22nd Regiment in the whole war.
www.waramps.ca /military/korea/kcfw.html   (5962 words)

Since writing "The Battle Of Kapyong : From the Inside", research by historians and general discussion with participants in the battle, have filled in puzzling gaps in events, clarified matters previously obscure.
The withdrawal at Kapyong was conducted by men who had been under extreme stress for a protracted period and a drop in morale might have been excused.
At Kapyong his ambition was frustrated when 3 Battalion RAR took his leading elements head on, stopped them dead in their tracks and delaying the Chinese for 24 hours.
www.kmike.com /oz/kr/chapter4.htm   (10428 words)

Fancourt claims to have been in the Battle of Kapyong (Korea) on 24th - 25th April 1951 which meant that he would not have reached his 18th birthday.
Record checks show that a person of that name did serve in Korea in 1955/56 as a driver (not during the Battle of Kapyong period) but at the time of this person serving, Fancourt was already serving in the ARA under his real name.
This self claimed hero has presented himself as a war hero who has been in battles, wearing rank which he never attained, and has at times had the audacity to castigate fellow Veterans for their lack of service.
www.anzmi.net /fancourt/fancourt.html   (1485 words)

 Print Results
KAPYONG, SOUTH KOREA -- A company of 35 Canadian veterans of the Korean War walked the haunting and familiar terrain of Kapyong yesterday, remembering their fallen comrades of a forgotten war.
"Had the battalion not held Kapyong, the North [Koreans] would have swept through to Seoul," said Hugh Caines of Halifax, who was 16 when he marched off a transport boat to head to the front in 1953, just one of 26,791 Canadian volunteers to serve in the United Nations forces during the Korean War.
Caines recalled the attack on Kapyong which, like many sites where Canadians saw action, is now in the Demilitarized Zone, the two-kilometre-wide buffer that runs the length of the border between North and South Korea.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~ygkim/canveterans.htm   (675 words)

 The Battle of Kapyong at ROK Drop
Kapyong is a small country city with a wide river that runs through it from the nearby mountains.
To the North of the city the Kapyong river goes to the base of the 1200 foot Myeongji-san mountains.
Plus at the different battle sites just north of city, memorials for the commonwealth brigade’s individual countries have been constructed but the US Army has none.
rokdrop.com /2004/08/28/the-battle-of-kapyong   (726 words)

 16 Fd Regt and the Utah Battalion at Kapyong
16 Fd Regt and the "Utah" Battalion at Kapyong
Better accounts of this battle exist, so I will confine my comments to that which is pertinent to 213 Field Artillery Battalion (known as the 'Utah' Battalion) which was equipped with 105-mm SP Howitzers.
I don't believe 213 FA Bn has ever received a fair acknowledgement of their role in the 'Battle of Kapyong'.
riv.co.nz /rnza/tales/scott.htm   (536 words)

 Battle of the Imjin River - China-related Topics BA-BD - China-Related Topics
The Battle of the Imjin River took place between April 22 andndash; April 25 1951 during the Korean War.
The opposing forces were the attacking People's Liberation ArmyChinese Forces aiding North Korea and the defending British ArmyBritish Force sent to aid South Korea and under the command of the United Nations.
During the course of the battle, (and true to their actions at Battle of Alexandria in 1801 for which the regiment has the distinction of wearing badges both at the front and at the back of their head-dress), the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment (the Glorious Glosters), and their mortar battery ???
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Battle_of_the_Imjin_River   (898 words)

 Army - The Soldiers' Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pte Bob Parker, Sig Pl 3RAR, served as the CO’s Despatch Rider and was captured during the Battle of Kapyong.
During the Battle of Kapyong, Parker found himself alone as usual, urging his Harley Davidson to move swiftly along a muddy stretch of road, when a sudden burst of small arms fire brought his world undone.
Slim was captured during the Battle of Kapyong after he was concussed by enemy shelling.
www.defence.gov.au /news/armynews/editions/1106/topstories/story21.htm   (1651 words)

 1 RAR Q & R Colours, a history
It wasn’t until the 17th Century, when the British military forces began the transition to regimentation, that a Royal Warrant was issued detailing the composition and requirements to be adhered to by serving regiments in regard to the carriage of colours.
The Queens Colour presented to the Battalion was based upon the design featuring the Union Jack, while the Regimental Colour had the theatre and battle honours for the Korean Conflict 1950 -53 and the Battle of Kapyong.
In addition to Battalions Theatre and Battle honours displayed on the Regimental Colour, the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment was also awarded the United States Meritorious Unit Commendation, in recognition of outstanding service while part of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade in South Vietnam, 1965–67.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/1rar-colours.htm   (1129 words)

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