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KOREAN WAR PAIR TO NCO IN 41 INDEPENDENT COMMANDO, ROYAL MARINES

KOREA 1950-53, 1ST ISSUE ‘CH/X.5034 F. G. S. HILL CPL. R.M.’, U.N. KOREA 1950-54, UNNAMED AS ISSUED.

Francis George Stanley Hill was born at Woolwich, London on 19 January 1930 and joined the Royal Marines in London on 15 April 1947. Posted to R.M. Deal, he attended the N.C.O.s school at R.M. Barracks Plymouth, before joining 41 Independent Commando in Japan on 6 March 1951.

During the spring of 1951, 41 Independent Commando re-equipped in Japan following the earlier actions in the Korea War including Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Returning to the Korean peninsula, they conducted regular amphibious raids in enemy territory from Royal Navy Ships on the North Korean coast, attacking railway lines, supply lines, and infrastructure with the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. These raid were particularly successful and when 41 Independent Commando returned to England in December 1951 they were awarded a Unit Presidential Citation.

Corporal Hill was invalided out of the service in March 1952.

Condition GVF. Sold with some copied research.

Code J2818        Price £595