|The 65 Anniversary of the Battle of Gapyeong Ceremony|
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The Korean War veterans from four Commonwealth nations participated in the 65th Anniversary of Gapyeong Battle ceremony in Gapyeong on April 24. The Battle of Gapyeong (April 22-25, 1951) was fought by Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand and American troops against superior enemy forces. The enemy was trying to reach the Gapyeong crossroads and attack into nearby Chuncheon, then drive south and capture the capital of Seoul. The 1st Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and A Company, 72nd Heavy Tank Battalion US Army all were awarded the U.S. Presidential Citation. The 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Also fighting in the battle was the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.