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The war monument commemorating Gapyung Battle

Battle of Gapyung (1951. 4. 23~25)

This was the defensive battle in which the PPCLI 2nd Battalion fought against an enemys unit under the command of the Chinese Communist 20th Army Corps at the southern tip of Hill 667, located 7km north of Gapyung. This Battalion, as a member of the British 27th Brigade, was dispatched and assisted the South Korean 6th Division retreating from the battle area Sachang-ri. It also stopped the Chinese Communist Army attempting to block the road between Seoul and Chuncheon after chasing them to Gapyung. This Battalion faced an intensive attack from the Chinese Communist Army but it defended its position well and made a big contribution in stopping the Chinese Communist Spring Offensive at the north of Gapyung.

Battle of Gapyung (1951. 4. 23~25)

This was the battle in which the Canadian 25th Brigade fought against the Chinese Communist Army for the first time since participating in the Korean War. Participating in the Counteroffensive Operation launched by the U.N. Armed Forces after stopping the Chinese Communist 2nd Spring Offensive, this Brigade moved to Wuncheon and attacked Jail-ri located in the north and Gakgeolbong (Hill 467) located in the east. In this battle, this Brigade captured a portion of Jail-ri and Gakgeolbong, but it retreated to the Wuncheon area after its attack failed due to the Chinese Communist stiff resistance and counterattack. After this battle, it became a reserve unit and moved to the Pocheon area.

The war monument commemorating Gapyung Battle

Battle of Gowang Mt. (1952. 10. 23)

This was the defensive battle in which the PPCLI 2nd Battalion fought against an enemys unit under the command of the Chinese Communist 20th Army Corps at the southern tip of Hill 667, located 7km north of Gapyung. This Battalion, as a member of the British 27th Brigade, was dispatched and assisted the South Korean 6th Division retreating from the battle area Sachang-ri. It also stopped the Chinese Communist Army attempting to block the road between Seoul and Chuncheon after chasing them to Gapyung. This Battalion faced an intensive attack from the Chinese Communist Army but it defended its position well and made a big contribution in stopping the Chinese Communist Spring Offensive at the north of Gapyung.