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Lecture | Korea 1950-1951: The Glosters And The Battle Of Imjin River

2023tue24oct6:30 pmtue8:00 pmLecture | Korea 1950-1951: The Glosters And The Battle Of Imjin RiverTuesday 24th October |6.30pm – 8.00pm | Friends £9 | Non Members £11Book Now

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In this, our second lecture on the Korean War, Lt Col Robert Dixon will cover the time from when 29 Brigade was mobilised in the summer of 1950, joining the advance into North Korea in November 1950; the subsequent retreat when China entered in force, the push back to the 38th Parallel, the battle of the Imjin River, the aftermath including the restitution of the Glosters and treatment of prisoners of war, ending when they returned to UK in November 1951. It will place the Glosters story within the context of 29 Independent Infantry Brigade and that of the UN overall operation

Much to the horror of his two maternal uncles who had served in Highland Regiments, one captured at St Valery with the Camerons, and the other winning an MC with the Gordons in Sicily, Robert Dixon was commissioned into the Glosters after Sandhurst in 1966, having been born and bred in the county of Gloucestershire. Lt Col Dixon spent all his regimental service with the Glosters, interspersed with instructing at Sandhurst and Camberley before taking over command in Berlin in 1987 and then taking them through a 2 year Northern Ireland tour. Believing that this would be the end of operational soldiering he left for a second career in industry. He has been chairman of both The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and The Gloucestershire Regiment Museum Trust. He now runs the museum archives and is writing up accounts of Regimental campaigns in WW2 and Korea.

6.30pm drinks reception | Lecture commences at 7pm

Stay for a post lecture supper in the Castle Bistro
2 courses £25
3 courses £30

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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