BMMHS Zoom Evening Talk: The Gunners at the Imjin River - 22 to 25 April 1951

Speaker: Chris Finn

The Gunners at the Imjin River - 22 to 25 April 1951. The Korean War.

This BMMHS Zoom Talk is scheduled to start at 7:30pm

The Gunners at the Imjin River - 22 to 25 April 1951 during the Korean War

Fought during the Korean War (1950-53), the Battle of the Imjin (22-25 April 1951) was the bloodiest engagement endured by the British Army since the Second World War. For three days the 29th British Independent Infantry Brigade Group thwarted the Chinese Spring Offensive.

25pdr Korean War
A Royal Artillery 25-pounder field gun in action in Korea, 1951
Royal Artillery Gunner Korea
Almost 100,000 British troops fought in Korea 50 years ago in conflict as bloody as any seen before or since. Yet many veterans still consider it the war our country has forgotten.

About the Speaker - Chris Finn


Christopher Finn joined the RAF in 1972 as a navigator. He flew predominantly the Buccaneer and was an electronic warfare, weapons and tactics specialist.  His final flying tour was as the Officer Commanding the Navigator and Airman Aircrew School.  A graduate of the Joint Services’ Defence College he gained an MPhil in International Relations at Cambridge University in 1999 and went on to be the Director of Defence Studies (RAF).  From his retirement in 2005 to 2015 he was a Senior Lecturer in Air Power Studies at the RAF College Cranwell.  Chris is an Accredited Battlefield Guide, specialising in airpower and combined operations.  He lectures extensively on RAF and airpower history, but can turn his hand to most military history subject, and is also a volunteer guide at the BBMF.

Chris Finn

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