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MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War
The Ministry of Defense is offering the opportunity for relatives of UK Service Personnel killed or missing in action in the Korean War to provide DNA samples to support identification of remains.
At the recent United States-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Summit, President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed the Sentosa Agreement, which included a commitment to recover remains from the DPRK and return them to the US, where they will be identified.
The remains may include UK casualties and the DNA samples will be used to support identification, over a number of years, to make sure any UK personnel identified are ultimately given military funerals at the United Nations cemetery in the Republic of Korea. The MOD also intend to cover costs for immediate family members to attend. UK personnel fought during the Korean War as part of the United Nations Command (UNC). The 3-year conflict between 1950 and 1953 led to the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives from Korea, China and the UNC.
Family members of those missing personnel who have no known grave are asked to call the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre on +44 1452 854622 or +44 1452 855258.
All forthcoming Funerals can be accessed here: Funerals
We would remind all members and non-members enquiring about branch activities that a Covid lockdown is in place. So touchpoint centres and the like may well not be operating. So go to the branch link on the left, open the branch page you want to contact and there you will find contact information for all branches within Derbyshire.
Creswell Branch: - Have recently opened a new Touchpoint centre at the Limestone House, 50-54 Elmton Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 4JE. Every Wednesday 1-3pm. There is a cafe, toilet facilities and a charity shop.
We are very proud as a branch to have launched our new Touchpoint centre to enable us to reach out to our Armed forces community.
Glossop Local Touch Point: - Congratulations to Paddy Lannigan, Hayfield BCS rep on the official opening of the Glossop Local Touchpoint. Paddy is not only BCS rep for Hayfield but also for Glossop and Whaley Bridge.
Paddy was meeting with his first "client", a young veteran, within half an hour of opening today.
County Diary Upcoming Events 2021
Any upcoming county events that take place will be listed here as soon as they become available.