Joined by representatives of HM Armed Forces, the British Korean Veterans Association (BKVA), the Lord Provost and the Leader of West Lothian Council, Scotland Office Minister David Mundell presented Major (Ret) Allan Cameron, Chairman of the Lothian and West of Scotland Branch of the BKVA with a letter from the Prime Minister to congratulate the Korean War Memorial Committee on their work to erect the Memorial in the hills near Bathgate.
Mr Mundell said:
“This letter from the Prime Minister reflects the high esteem which the UK Government holds for the brave Scottish soldiers, sailors and airmen who stood together with our allies amongst the thousands of troops who served in Korea.
“Surrounded by Korean Firs in the Bathgate hills, this Memorial provides a fitting location for veterans and their families to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“I congratulate all those involved as part of the Korean War Memorial Committee who have helped fund and construct this stunning memorial. It is a permanent reminder to help ensure that future generations will come here and remember the courage, bravery and sacrifice of all those who served in Korea.”