Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea

An announcement on behalf of the British Korean Society, the British Korean Veterans Association and the British Association for Korean Studies: Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea The British Association for Korean Studies administers two sets of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is 3 April 2017. […]

Press preview: Two Korean War documentaries

For a while now Theatre for All have been working with British Korean War veterans, gathering their memories. Some of the fruits of their labours will be revealed this Thursday, the 65th anniversary of the start of the war, in a press preview in Kingston. You can register for the screenings at Eventbrite. Premiere screenings: […]

The BKVA Annual Report 2013-14

The following is the text of the annual report of the British Korean Veterans Association, as presented to the AGM of the newly-named British Korean Society. This is likely to be the last such report, for reasons which will become apparent as you read the following paragraphs. Chairman’s Report to the AGM of the Anglo-Korean […]

The 2013 armistice commemorations in Britain

The KCC has some photos of the parade of the British Korean War Veterans from Horseguards to Westminster Abbey on 11 July. The full set is on their Flickr page. And the Anglo Korean Society has an account plus photos of the annual Korean War Commemoration Day in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire on […]

The Veterans’ last parade?

If you’re in the centre of town tomorrow (11 July) between 11am and 12 noon, be sure to look out for the British Korean Veterans Association in what could be their last formal parade in Central London. Around 500 veterans will be marching from Horse Guards to Westminster Abbey where there will be a service […]

The BKVA Annual Report 2010-11

Here is the text of the BKVA’s annual report, presented to the Anglo-Korean Society’s AGM yesterday. CHAIRMANS REPORT TO THE AGM OF THE ANGLO-KOREAN SOCIETY HELD AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE ON TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2011 INTRODUCTION 1. I am pleased that I am able to attend this AGM to present the BKVA report for […]

Appeal from the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The text of a fund-raising appeal on behalf of the Glosters. Please donate generously. The 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Imjin, Korea is in April 2011 where The Gloucestershire Regiment as part of 29 Brigade fought with great distinction. To commemorate the occasion the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester will produce a new […]

Little Angels pay tribute to war veterans

It’s a mammoth and very expensive exercise. The Little Angels, the cute young troupe of dancing girls sponsored by the Unification Church, are touring all 16 of the UN countries who supplied combat troops to defend the Republic of Korea against the invading DPRK forces 60 years ago, displaying once again Korea’s gratitude to the […]

Republic of Korea thanks UK war veterans

LKL reports from an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, held on HMS Belfast on 25 June 2010. The HMS Belfast was the perfect venue for one of many events taking place across the globe to mark the 60th anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s troops storming south over the 38th […]

Present from the Past: KCC art exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War

An important and significant exhibition coming up at the KCC this month, starting 16 June: A positive, dynamic and exciting exhibition of contemporary art by forty Korean Artists, reflecting on the Korean War and its legacy. And thanking the men and women of Britain who came to Korea’s defence in the name of liberty in […]

The BKVA annual report 2009

With the kind permission of Colonel GM Gadd OBE, National Chairman of the British Korean Veterans Association, we reproduce here the annual report of the BKVA’s activities, as presented to the annual general meeting of the Anglo-Korean Society yesterday. CHAIRMANS REPORT TO THE AGM OF THE ANGLO-KOREAN SOCIETY HELD AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE, NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, […]

A Veteran’s impression of the Miracle on the Han

News of an interesting talk coming up at the KCC: A Veteran’s impression of the Miracle on the Han Date: Wednesday 10th June 2009, 6~7pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, KCC Speaker: Mike Swindells Admission Free (booking required) info@kccuk.org.uk or 020 7004 2600 A drinks reception will follow this lecture About the lecture A tank Troop Leader […]