ON THIS DAY

23 April

2018
Ostend and Zeebruge, Belgium, raided
Eleven volunteers from HMAS Australia took part in a raid that aimed to prevent the Germans using these Belgian ports as a bases for their submarines.

1951
Battle of Kapyong, Korea
The most well-known Australian action of the Korean War, Kapyong involved the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). The fighting at Kapyong blunted the Chinese advance on Seoul during the 1951 Spring Offensive and prevented a Communist breakthrough on the United Nations central front. 3RAR was awarded a United States Presidential citation for their part in the battle.

LEST WE FORGET

YEAR NAME SERVICE SERVICE NUMBER
2005 WHIDDON Alan Army NX87306
2007 JONES Mervyn Army NX18374
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