Warfare between North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea) began on 25 June 1950 and paused with an armistice which was signed on 27 July 1953.

Warfare between North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea) began on 25 June 1950 and paused with an armistice which was signed on 27 July 1953.

 

The war occurred in consequence of both countries aggressively attempting Korean national–peninsular reunification under their respective governments — because they occupied the immediate months before open warfare with escalating armed clashes at the 38th Parallel border, and the failed all-Korea elections. The negotiations ceased when North Korea invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. The United States and UN Forces intervened for the South. After a rapid South Korean counter-attack reversing the initial North Korean invasion, the Chinese Army intervened for North Korea — deciding the war towards an armistice that approximately restored the original border between the Koreas. Since then, North Korea unilaterally withdrew from the armistice on 27 May 2009

The following RFA’s supported UN Forces during the Korean War

 

RFA Birchol (2)

RFA Wave Baron*

RFA Brown Ranger*

RFA Wave Chief*

RFA Echodale

RFA Wave Conqueror

RFA Fort Charlotte

RFA Wave Duke

RFA Fort Rosalie (1)

RFA Wave Knight (1)*

RFA Fort Sandusky

RFA Wave Laird*

RFA Gold Ranger

RFA Wave Premier*

RFA Green Ranger*

RFA Wave Prince*

RFA Maine (4)*

RFA Wave Regent

RFA Oakol (2)

RFA Wave Sovereign*

 

  • Awarded Battle Honour

 

Other RFA’s contributed by supplying stores and oil to the RFA’s in theatre for replenishment of UN ships

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