Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section: Korean War Situation Reports
|Title:||Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section: Korean War Situation Reports|
This series comprises daily telegrams from Air-Vice Marshals Bouchier and Barnett, successively attached to United States Forces Headquarters in Korea, to the UK Chiefs of Staff in London, and a few telegrams in the reverse direction, interleaved (in series designated TOK).
Additional material relating to Bouchier's role during the Korean War can be found in:
BCFK situation reports are in Subseries within DEFE 11
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||CAB and BAR file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Ministry of Defence, Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section, 1950-
|Physical description:||7 file(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Ministry of Defence , from 1989
|Accruals:||Series is accruing|
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Because of heavy commitments elsewhere, notably in Malaya, the RAF's participation in Korea was on a relatively small scale. Three Sunderland squadrons performed maritime patrol operations throughout the three years of war, but this was the extent of operational involvement by whole RAF units. In the early stages of the war the RAF provided advice on tactics, especially night intruder tactics, and a number of RAF officers were attached to the 5th United States Tactical Air Force. Later, some RAF pilots were attached to USAF units and Royal Australian Air Force Meteor squadrons.