The 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade was formed in 1951, from the former Canadian Special Service Force for service in the Korean War. It was comprised primarily of infantry battalions from the Royal Canadian Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), and the Royal 22nd Regiment ("Vandoos"), supported by "C" Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse. It also had several batteries from the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, a squadron of Royal Canadian Engineers, and various supporting companies. Initially only utilizing the 2nd Battalion, PPCLI (2VP) following the successful Incheon landings, the entirety of the brigade would deploy to Korea in the aftermath of the Chinese entrance into the war. Uniquely, 2VP was awarded a rare United States Presidential Unit Citation for it's actions during the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951 while attached to the the 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade. The 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade continued to serve valiantly against communist aggression throughout the war as part of the 1st Commonwealth Division. It stayed behind in Korea as a garrisoned force after Armistice in 1953 and remained in Korea until the brigade was disbanded in 1955.
The brigade proudly displayed their yellow-on-red maple leaf crest on their shoulders. All men serving in the brigade were entitled to the UN Service Medal (Korea), as well as the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, the ribbons of which are displayed behind the distinctive crest of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
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