2021 marks the 70th Anniversary of The Battle of The Imjin River, which took place between 22nd - 25th April 1951 during the Korean War.
The #Imjin70 Working Group are finalising a programme of events and commemorations, to mark the anniversary. The Group is Chaired by Lt Col Anthony Ayres (The Rifles County Colonel for Gloucestershire).
A letter from Lt Col Ayres, which contains more information is here: Imjin70 Letter Jan 21
The Imjin 70 Commemoration Service - Sunday 26th September 2021 (delayed from 25th April 2021 due to the pandemic)
Post the Commemoration Service - the March through Gloucester
|Imjin 70 Events
|Sun 25 Apr
|Private Commemoration Service streamed live from Gloucester Cathedral. Due to Covid we can only have a small representative congregation which is why the Service will be streamed live so that everyone can participate, even though remotely. The main Service will be held in Sep (see below) when we hope to be able to fill the Cathedral. The link to watch the Service is:- here
|3 Jul & 31 Jul
|Two lectures from the Long Room by Lt Col Rob Dixon at 1800 on both days, the bar will be open (hopefully) The first lecture will be; The War up to Imjin. The second being Imjin and the Aftermath. Tickets will be available from the SOGM web site.
|Imjin Village at Gloucester Docks (Part of ‘Gloucester Goes Retro’ City wide event.) A mixture of historic and cultural stalls and events for the family.
|A presentation as part of Gloucester History Festival on The Battle of the Imjin River / Korea (Speaker to be announced)
|Civic Reception for Mayor of Paju / S Korean Representatives by the Mayor of Gloucester. Late morning, including lunch.
|The Rifles Commemoration and Education Service at Gloucester cathedral followed by a parade through the streets of Gloucester
|Ex Glosters to march at the Cenotaph in London to honour our comrades who fought and died in the Korean War (To Be Finalised)