Campaign Badge – Korea




Each campaign badge measures 2cm diameter.  On the back the history of the campaign is outlined.

‘When North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950 the Asian Peninsulabacame an ideological battleground, as well as a war-zone, for a world still stinging from the horrors of the Second World War.  Australia joined the United Nations forces raised to end the incursion, and our immediate contribution included the RAAF’s 77 Squadron and the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR).  Conditions on the ground were icy, and all too soon began to remind troops of the conditions faced on the Western Front.  An armistice in 1953 formally paused the conflict, but an official end through a treaty has never occurred.  Occasional border skirmishes regularly raise tensions between the two countries.