Today in History: NZ Government announces commitment to Korean War

Today in History – 26 July 1950: NZ Government decides to send a force, nicknamed Kayforce, to support the UN in the Korean War.
New Zealand was one of the first countries to pledge their support to the United Nations’ call for assistance. Within 10 days of the announcement, nearly 6000 men volunteered to serve in what was known as Kayforce, six times as many as needed. This is a testament to the spirit of service and courage that would characterise Kayforce.