The backbone of the British and Commonwealth armies was the regular soldier. At the start of the war they may have lacked practical experience, but were well-trained professionals, and likely to be led by men who had fought for several years during WWII. The Commonwealth Brigade soldier who fought in Korea showed himself a capable force and only added to the laurels of the distinguished history of the British and Commonwealth forces.
A unit of renown from the Korean War is the 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, ‘The Glorious Glosters’, whose motto is “By our deeds we are known”. In fact, by their deeds they are remembered for a dramatic feat of arms at the Battle of the Imjin River, 22–25 April 1951.