In Korea, Gordon Payne served with 41 [Independent] Royal Marines Commando. He fought alongside American Marines at the notorious Battle of the Choisin Reservoir.

Gordon Payne

Gordon Payne’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 [Independent] Royal Marines Commando. He gives a detailed account of his time in Heavy Weapons whilst serving in Korea and recounts the blowing up of North Korean supply lines and the Battle of the Choisin Reservoir where he only just survives the winter and the enemy…


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