KRUSE, Colin Bernard

Display Number:  0807  
Name:  Kruse  Colin Bernard
Rank:  Acting Leading Seaman Service Number:  12071
Date Joined:  27th May 1948 Date Discharged:  26th May 1954

Colin Kruse joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as an Ordinary Seaman in 1948. He served at sea in the frigates Hawea, Rotoiti and Taupo, including at least one deployment to Korean waters during the war there. He also served in the survey ship Lachlan, and the shore establishments Tamaki and Philomel. He left the service in 1954 as an Acting Leading Seaman.


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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • The Korea Medal (Miniature) - Miniature version of the Korea Medal. Instituted in 1951 to recognise service in the Korean War. It was awarded to all British Commonwealth forces who took part in the war between 2 July 1950 and 27 July 1953.
  • United Nations Medal (Korea) (Miniature) - Miniature version of the United Nations Medal (Korea). Awarded for service during the Korean War (1 July 1950 to 27 July 1953) and for service in the first twelve months following the Armistice. It was manufactured in the language of each country that participated in the United Nations force in Korea. The ribbon is a blue background with a series of white stripes across its width. These are the basic colours of the United Nations.