[Interview with Garth Latta about being a member of Kayforce in Korea]. 1995-08-27

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Recording of Peter Llewellyn reporting from Korea as New Zealand troops arrive on New Year’s Eve. Host, Jim Sullivan explains how public farewells were common. Excerpts of speeches by the President of the Christchurch R.S.A., Mr. P.D.A. Maxwell and Commander of Burnham Camp, Lieutenant Colonel S. Davis in June 1952, at the farewell dinner of the second replacements to K-Force.

Two messages for home from 10 Transport Company; Trevor Tuner from Waimate and Johnny [Wihora] from Te Kauwhata. Thirty-three soldiers died, 79 were wounded and one was taken prisoner out of 3,700 in active service in Korea.

One of the first recruitments to K-Force, Garth Latta is interviewed about why he joined up in June 1950 at the age of twenty-one. Latta comments on the differences between the South Island Battery and the second K-Force replacements; the general feeling on board the ship as they departed New Zealand; training and the great respect he held for their two leading officers, Brigadier Ron Park (brother of Keith Park) and Colonel Jack Moody.

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Year 1995

Reference number 262423

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio interviews
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Sullivan, Jim, 1946-, Interviewer
Latta, Garth, Interviewee
Radio New Zealand National, Broadcaster
LLEWELLYN, Peter, Reporter

Duration 00:17:17

Date 27 Aug 1995?

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