Korean War veterans on parade

Korean veterans who took part in the parade
Korean veterans who took part in the parade
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Horncastle News reader Alice Cousins has sent in a photograph of Korean War veterans who took part in the town’s Remembrance Day parade last Sunday.

The veterans gathered in gardens off Boston Road, close to a memorial to the Korean War.

The conflict, which began in June, 1950, is often referred to as ‘The Forgotten War’ - due to the lack of coverage it received.

British soldiers were sent out to Korea for 12 months, spending three weeks on the frontline at a time.

The war lasted for 1,128 days, during which time 1,109 British servicemen were killed and 109 recorded as missing.

Local veterans held a commemorative service in Horncastle in 2013 to mark 60 years since the ceasefire between North and South Korea.