The Royal British Legion Scotland's Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston branch will be holding a service of remembrance to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

The event will take place at Saltcoats War Memorial at 11am this Thursday, July 27.

The Korean War - sometimes known as the ‘Forgotten War’ - saw nearly 60,000 British  troops mobilised under the banner of the United Nations.

The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and rebellions in South Korea.

North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United States, United Kingdom and allied countries.

The fighting ended with an armistice on 27 July 1953.

By the end of the war, around 1,100 British troops had been killed and hundreds taken prisoner or missing. American losses were around 37,000.

Legion branch president Paul Coffey said: "It was a terrible war for all sides and it is right we remember the sacrifices made."