Published online by Cambridge University Press: 08 October 2021
Australian higher command in the Korean War is not just a matter of esoteric interest. Rather, from the time of the First World War, higher command arrangements have been a crucial element during most of Australia’s military commitments. They have been both a means by which the Australian Government has exercised its sovereignty and an expression of the degree to which Australia has been able to have that sovereignty recognised. The command arrangements in the Korean War were to have ramifications that have continued through to the present. This chapter discusses those higher command arrangements and then focuses on Brigadier John Wilton’s command of the 28th British Commonwealth Brigade.