HMS Belfast Private Tours
Tours, HMS Belfast
The Korean War began on 25 June 1950. Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea and rapidly advanced southwards. The UN was quick to respond, encouraging its members to support South Korea. Many countries sent troops.
HMS Belfast played an active role in the Korean War from 1950-1952 working with other Allied forces to support the retreating American and South Korean troops.
The Royal Marine Band from HMS Belfast entertains troops ashore in Korea, September 1952.
In this photograph HMS Belfast approaches HMS Ocean prior to the transfer of Rear Admiral Scott-Moncrieff, Flag Officer, Second in Command, Far East Station from his flagship HMS Belfast to HMS Ocean to observe air operations against targets in NW Korea.
This photograph shows the transfer of South Korean Marines from HMS Belfast to a landing craft for the occupation of Sin Do, September 1951.
A South Korean naval craft coming alongside HMS Belfast during blockade patrols off Inchon.
On 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea and rapidly advanced southwards. This image shows British troops leaving Hong Kong to join United Nations forces in South Korea, September 1950.
South Korean soldiers, separated from their unit during a Chinese offensive, make their way back to the United Nations lines.
Encouraged by the UN, many countries sent troops to support the South. Soldiers from India, Britain, New Zealand and Australia show the Commonwealth contribution to the war effort in Korea.
HMS Belfast firing a salvo from her 6-inch guns against enemy troop concentrations on the west coast of Korea, 1951.
Flares sent up along the Imjin River to illuminate enemy patrols.
On 27 July 1953, an armistice was signed agreeing that Korea would remain a divided country. Here Major T H Wilson of the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment reads ceasefire instructions to Headquarters personnel.
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A visit to HMS Belfast can support programmes of study in History, Art, English, Literacy and Citizenship, and includes handling original artefacts as well as using documents, photographs, art, posters and film.
Discover how the past is different from the present through the stories of individuals who experienced life aboard this light cruiser.
Students investigate various aspects of life on board through the personal stories of the men who served on HMS Belfast and the examination of artefacts from the ship’s collection.
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All learning sessions take place in our Schools Room, a former mess deck during the ship's commission.
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