General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces, South-West Pacific Area, World War II, made a Field Marshal, the only appointment to this rank in Australian military history.
North Korea invaded South Korea.
RAAF bomber squadron sent Malaya to assist the British in counter-insurgency work against communist guerrillas during the Malayan Emergency.
Australia committed military units to the United Nations Force in Korea.
Battle of Pakchon, Korea.
China came to the aid of North Korea—United Nations forces driven back.
Ships of the RAN participated in the evacuation of Chinnampo, Korea.
Australian military observers joined UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
Crew of a RAAF Lincoln bomber, Malaysia, 1950s.
Pilot Les Reading climbs onto the cockpit of his Mustang at the snow-covered Hamhung airfield, North Korea, November 1950.