BK Veterans & HT Korea

The 2013 British Korean War Veterans & Families Health Appreciation Event

UK Essay Contest "The Korean War Veteran’s Enduring Legacy"

Dear British Korean War veterans and families

This year, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and honour those who fought bravely when the Korean peninsula was swept into an armed conflict from 1950 to 1953 in the turmoil of the Cold War.

Since the Military Armistice Agreement at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, the Republic of Korea has accomplished remarkable progress recovering from ravages of the war with the aid of many generous nations, including the United Kingdom. The Republic of Korea has risen to become the world's 12th largest economy with the 7th largest export trade ranking as a nation of harmony and peace.

To pay tributes to the British Korean War veterans' enduring legacy of sacrifice and valour that made possible Korea's proud achievements today, I am delighted to welcome all British Korean War veterans and their families to participate in the nation-wide essay contest honouring the veterans' memories and contribution.

The essay contest will provide an unparalleled opportunity and access for contest winners and their companions to enjoy all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Korea with special health appreciation package and BKVA's Revisit Korea program sponsored by Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI).

On behalf of KHIDI, the hosting organisation, and sponsors of the contest, we give our heartfelt thanks to veterans and their families. We very much encourage your submission, which will be part of the commemorative publication upon the conclusion of the contest. We hope to see you in Korea and share our rich culture and pioneering medical innovation unlike any other in the world.


SooWoong Kim Director of KHIDI UK




    Open to all British Korean War veterans and their families over the age of 18. Limited to one person per veteran's family (veteran, or a family member)


    To participate, submit an original essay with required information to khidi.uk@khidi.or.kr via email or KHIDI-UK, 10F 88 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7RS via Mail, no later than August 10, 2013.
    * 800 - 1000 words in length is preferred but not mandatory.

    Indicate the essay topic in the mail or email subject line. The body of mail or email must contain contestant's name; relationship to the veteran; veteran's name, rank and year of service; home address; email; telephone number; and a recent photo of the contestant.


    Suggested Topic is 'Korean War Veteran's enduring legacy' (living or deceased), or veteran's own recount of the Korean War.

  • Select entries to be published online and as a print publication.

  • Essay Contest Terms & Conditions

"The Korean War Veteran’s Enduring Legacy" Essay e-Book

- Publisher : KHIDI-UK
- Publish Date : December 02, 2013
Download essay e-Book!


Korea, the new heart of medical tourism

Four contest winners and their travel companion will receive an exclusive, all-expenses-paid VIP Health Appreciation Trip to Korea, which includes round trip business-class air tickets and hotel accommodation; Revisit Korea Program (5 Days); and first-class health and well-being experiences (2 Days). Premier services for the winners and their companions to include executive health screening, spine health program and power aging test.


The winners will be selected and contacted the middle of July. An official ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, London in July, 2013.