On 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean forces invaded independent South Korea, beginning the Korean War and UN-mandated forces were sent to defend South Korea.
From June to October 1950, HMS Belfast was sent to patrol the waters of the Yellow Sea, providing bombardment support for UN troops on land. In all, Belfast put in 404 days of active service during the war, operating close into the enemy-occupied shoreline. Pictured, an American helicopter flies over HMS Belfast in the Yellow Sea, 1951.
© IWM A 31985