Veteran Robert Knowler believes more should be done to remember the Korean War, which has been named by many as "the forgotten war".
He was speaking at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, where a service took place this morning in honour of those who served in Korea.
Stanley Pace, who served in the Korean War, tells ITV News Central he is "honoured" to attend the ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Korean War veteran Jim Angel tells ITV News Central about his time in Korea.
He describes the experience as "living like World War One".
A service to remember the Korean War is taking place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The ceremony is marking sixty years since an armistice ended the war in Korea.
The British Korean Veterans Association organised the event.
Up to 1500 British veterans of the Korean War are expected to attend a memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire later.
It is taking place to mark sixty years since the Armistice, which signalled the conclusion of hostilities.
The event has been organised by the British Korean Veterans Association.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Korean War. Today marks 60 years since the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the fighting.
- June 25, 1950 - The invasion of the Republic of Korea (ROK) by the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) begins what would be the Korean War.
- July 27, 1953 - Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Chinese People's Volunteers and the UN sign an armistice agreement, ending the fighting.
- There has never been a peace treaty, so the Korean War has technically never ended.
- The casualty toll had been reported as 54,246 until June 2000, when the Pentagon acknowledged that a clerical error had included deaths outside the Korean War theatre in the total.
- The US sent about 90% of the troops that were sent to aid South Korea.
- The first war with battles between jet aircraft.
- The truce talks lasted 2 years and 17 days.
- Nearly 1,100 British servicemen died in the conflict.
- It is referred to as 'The Forgotten War' because of the lack of public attention.