17 Nov Shropshire Korean War Veterans present the Standard to Shrewsbury Castle
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, received the standard from the Shropshire Branch of the British Korean Veterans Association. Buglers announced the arrival of the standard and it was blessed before being placed in the museum.
Soldiers from the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry fought in the 1950’s conflict and surviving veterans have chosen to present it to the museum.
Richard Gough, museum director, said: “It’s a huge privilege being able to include the standard in our collections and to add to our stories with the voices of our Korean veterans.
“The standard is a symbol of the enduring service and loyalty these veterans continue to give today, from their time in the army over 70 years ago, and their stories and memories will enrich our already precious collection.
“It’s especially poignant at this time of year as we remember all who served, and our fallen – from all of our conflicts. This standard helps us ensure the Korean War is not the ‘forgotten war’ it’s often labelled as and reminds us of our veterans and what they gave for our todays.”