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Encyclopedia > British Forces Overseas Hong Kong

British Forces Overseas Hong Kong consisted of the elements of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Much of the British military left Hong Kong prior to the handover in 1997. The present article focuses mainly on the British garrison in Hong Kong in the post Second World War era. For more information concerning the British garrison during the Second World War see the Battle of Hong Kong. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... “RAF” redirects here. ... The transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, often referred to as The Handover, occurred on July 1, 1997. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Combatants British Army Canadian Army British Indian Army Royal Hong Kong Regiment Imperial Japanese Army Commanders Mark Aitchison Young Christopher Michael Maltby Sakai Takashi Strength 15,000 troops 50,000 troops Casualties 4,500 killed 8,500 POWs 706 killed 1,534 wounded Pacific campaigns 1941-42 Pearl Harbor – Thailand...

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Overview

Most of the members of the British Forces in Hong Kong were from Britain but there were locally enlisted personnel (LEP) who served as regular British Forces members in the Hong Kong Squadron of the Royal Navy as well as the Hong Kong Military Service Corps. Hong Kong Military Service Corps (HKMSC) (Chinese: 香港軍事服務團) was a British army unit and part of the British garrison in Hong Kong (see British Forces Overseas Hong Kong). ...


The Royal Hong Kong Regiment a military unit part of the Hong Kong Government, trained and organised along time lines of British Territorial Army and supported by British Army personnel holding key positons. These British Army personnel for their duration of service to the Royal Hong Kong Regiment are seconded to the Hong Kong Government. In the post WWII era the majority of the regiment's members have been local citizens of Chinese descent. The Royal Hong Kong Regiment or The Volunteers was a Territorial Army during British rule of Hong Kong. ...


Before, during and shortly after the Second World War, there was normally a division of land forces maintained in Hong Kong. For most of the post-war period, however, the army garrison has been reduced to a brigade of three to four infantry battalions with support and training elements. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. ... In military science a brigade is a military unit that is part of a division and includes regiments (where that level exists), or (in modern armies) is composed of several battalions (typically two to four) and directly attached supporting units. ...


Responsibilities

Before 1st July 1997 the British government has the political commitment to safeguard the territory against external and internal threat. The greatest test was in 1941, when the Japanese forces invaded Hong Kong. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...


Internal Security was the responsibility of the Hong Kong Government, in particular the Hong Kong Police. It is supported by British Forces in Hong Kong should it be called upon to do so. During the Hong Kong 1967 riots, in which 51 people were killed during the riots, The British garrison supported the Hong Kong Police in quelling the disturbance. Until 1995, the safety of the much of the Sino-Hong Kong border was the responsibility of the British forces and as such contributed greatly to the interdiction of illegal Immigrants (II). As the preparation of the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, that responsibility was passed on to the Hong Kong Police. On July 1, 1997, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) resumed its exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending more than 150 years of British colonial control. ... The Hong Kong Police Force (香港警察) (from 1969 to 1997, Royal Hong Kong Police Force (皇家香港警察) is the police force of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Large scale riots in Hong Kong, May 1967, were caused by pro-communist leftists in Hong Kong, inspired by the Cultural Revolution in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), who turned a labour dispute into large scale demonstrations against British colonial rule. ... The Hong Kong Police Force (香港警察) (from 1969 to 1997, Royal Hong Kong Police Force (皇家香港警察) is the police force of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


The Royal Navy played a significant role in the support of the Hong Kong police in anti smuggling operation in Hong Kong waters, especially in the haydays of seaborne smuggling during the mid 1980's to mid 1990's. This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


Search and Rescue (SAR) was provided by all branches of the British Forces in Hong Kong may be called upon for aid to civil defence as well as search and rescue operations in times of emergency.


Command Structure

Governor of Hong Kong, being a representative of the British sovereign, was the Commander-in-Chief British Forces' in the colony. The Governor was advised by the Commander British Forces (CBF) on all military actions. During the 1980s and 1990s, the CBF was normally a career Major General or Lieutenant General from the British Army. Until 1966, the CBF was an ex-officio member of the Legislative Council. [1] Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong, 1959–1997 The Governor of Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviated 港督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex-officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen_in_Parliament) legislative power. ...


Throughout the years of British rule in Hong Kong a variety of British Army units spent various durations of time in the colony as resident units. In latter stage of the post-war period, British army units were sent to Hong Kong on a rotational basis for a period of three years. The following list contains resident units only and those which stayed in Hong Kong for short durations for re-supply or acclimatisation during the Korean War, Opium War, Boxer Rebellion and the Malayan Emergency are not included in the list. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... There were two Opium Wars between Britain and China. ... Combatants Eight-Nation Alliance (ordered by contribution): Empire of Japan Russian Empire British Empire France United States German Empire Kingdom of Italy Austro-Hungarian Empire Righteous Harmony Society Qing Dynasty (China) Commanders Edward Seymour Alfred Graf von Waldersee Ci Xi Strength 20,000 initially 49,000 total 50,000-100... The Malayan Emergency was an insurrection and guerrilla war of the Malay Races Liberation Army against the British and Malayan administration from 1948-1960 in what is now Malaysia. ...


British Army

Major units of the British Army in Hong Kong included: The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

  • 26th Gurkha Brigade (1948-1950)
  • 51st Infantry Brigade (disbanded 1976)
  • 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade (1957-1976; renamed Gurkha Field Force 1976-97; returned to old title 1987-ca.1992)

Royal Armoured Corps/Cavalry

The Royal Tank Regiment is a unit of the British Army. ... Boo monkey man This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The 7th Queens Own Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first formed in 1690. ... The 16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers were a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1922 to 1993. ... The 14th/20th King’s Hussars was a British Army cavalry regiment of the line. ... The 17th/21st Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1922 to 1993. ...

Foot Guards/Line Infantry

The drama series Spearhead and Soldier Soldier both featured fictional infantry regiments. Both saw service during the durations of each series in Hong Kong: THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS Nomenclature One of Englands premier county regiments, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers can trace its ancestory back to the year 1674. ... The Royal Welch Fusiliers was a regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders was a regiment of the British Army. ... The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry was the 32nd Regiment of Foot of the British Army. ... The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambriges Own) was regiment of the British Army . ... The East Surrey Regiment was a regiment in the British Army formed in 1881 from the amalgamation of the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot and the 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot . ... The Scots Guards are a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division, and have a long and proud history stretching back hundreds of years. ... The South Wales Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambriges Own) was regiment of the British Army . ... The Wiltshire Regiment was part of the 43rd (Wessex) Division. ... The Lancashire Fusiliers was a British infantry regiment that was amalgamated with other Fusilier regiments in 1968 to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. ... This article deals with the current British Army regiment, for historical regiments, see Historical Irish Guards regiments. ... The Royal Hampshire Regiment is a former British Army line infantry regiment who trace their origins back to 1702. ... Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of infantry, harassing and delaying the enemy advance. ... The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, one of two within the Light Division (the other being The Light Infantry). ... The Scots Guards are a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division, and have a long and proud history stretching back hundreds of years. ... The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... The Coldstream Guards is a regiment of the British Army, part of the Guards Division or Household Division. ... The Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Royal Regiment of Wales is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division. ... The Queens Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), officially abbreviated QOH, was an infantry regiment in the Scottish Division of the British Army. ... This page is for the historical Scottish regiment. ... Official name The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) Colonel-in-Chief Honorary-General HRH Mary, Princess Royal (1918) HRH Anne, Princess Royal (1983) Nicknames Pontius Pilates Bodyguard Motto Nemo me impune lacessit (Nobody touches me with impunity) Anniversaries Marches Quick March: Dumbartons Drums Slow March: Garb of Old... For other uses, see Black Watch (disambiguation). ... History The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales) or Staffords was formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of The South Staffordshire Regiment and the North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales). The Staffords can trace their history back to 1705 when a regiment known as the 38th Foot was raised at Lichfield... Cap badge of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (bottom), with those of the affiliated Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (re-named the Bermuda Rifles), which provided it with drafts in both world wars. ... 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The 6th Queen Elizabeths Own Gurkha Rifles was a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following Indias independence. ... The 6th Queen Elizabeths Own Gurkha Rifles was a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following Indias independence. ... The 7th Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles started as a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following Indias independence. ... The 7th Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles started as a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following Indias independence. ... The 10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles was originally a regiment of the British Indian Army. ... The 10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles was originally a regiment of the British Indian Army. ... 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The Royal Wessex Rangers is a fictional British infantry regiment portrayed in the ITV series Spearhead (1978-1981). ... Cap Badge of the Kings Fusiliers The Kings Fusiliers is a fictional British Army infantry regiment portrayed in the ITV drama series Soldier Soldier. ...

Royal Artillery

  • 25 Field Regiment (1947-55)
  • 14 Field Regiment (1949-51; 52-56; 60-62)
  • 23 Field Regiment (1949-52)
  • 34 Light Anti-Air Regiment (1949-52; 61-63)
  • 27 Anti-Tank Battery (1949-58)
  • 58 Medium Regiment (1949-52)
  • 27 Heavy Anti-Air Regiment (1949-57)
  • 173 Locating Battery (1950-57)
  • 15 Observation Battery (1950-51)
  • 32 Regiment (1951-52; 58-61)
  • 45 Field Regiment (1951-53; 58-61)
  • 72 Light Anti-Air Regiment 1952-55)
  • 20 Field Regiment (1952-55)
  • 42 Field Regiment (1952-56)
  • 15 Medium Regiment (1955-57)
  • 74 Light Anti-Air Regiment (1955-58)
  • 19 Field Regiment (1956-57)
  • 49 Field Regiment (1957-61)
  • 5 Field Regiment (1958-61)
  • 4 Field Regiment (1961-64)
  • 49 Light Regiment (1964-1966)
  • 18 Light Regiment (1966-69)
  • 25 Light Regiment (1969-71)
  • 47 Light Regiment (1971-73)
  • 3 Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (1973-75)
  • 20 Light Regiment (1975-76)

The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) is a corps in the British Army. ...

Others

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. ... The Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) was a British Army corps formed in 1965 from the transport elements (land, water and air) of the Royal Army Service Corps. ... Sham Shui Po (深水埗; pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4, Yale: sam seuí bouh; lit. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Royal Corps of Signals (sometimes referred to incorrectly as the Royal Signal Corps and often known simply as the Royal Signals or R Sigs) is one of the arms (combat support corps) of the British Army. ... The Royal Corps of Signals (sometimes referred to incorrectly as the Royal Signal Corps and often known simply as the Royal Signals or R Sigs) is one of the arms (combat support corps) of the British Army. ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... Shek Kong (石崗) is an area of Hong Kong, located in the New Territories. ... The British Army Aid Group (Chinese: 英軍服務團) was a para-military organisation for British and allied forces in Southern China during the Second World War. ... The facade of the Government House. ... Cap badge of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps The Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) is an administrative and operational branch of the British Army responsible for the provision, training and care of animals. ... Hong Kong Military Service Corps (HKMSC) (Chinese: 香港軍事服務團) was a British army unit and part of the British garrison in Hong Kong (see British Forces Overseas Hong Kong). ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. ... The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) (Chinese: 皇家香港軍團(義勇軍)) was a unit of the Territorial Army, the reserve force of the British Army. ... Gurkha Soldiers (1896) The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective term for British Army units that are composed of Nepalese soldiers. ...

Installations

A list of British Army installations in Hong Kong: The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

Stanley Fort was a military position on the south side of Hong Kong Island. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Gin Drinkers Line (醉酒灣防線) or Gin Drinkers Line was a British military defence line against Japanese invasion in Hong Kong, 1941. ... The Flagstaff House is located in Hong Kong Park, in Central, Hong Kong. ... Major-General George Charles DAguilar (德忌笠 or 德己立) (1784 - 1855) was Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong. ... Victoria Barracks (域多利兵房) was barracks in Admiralty on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Mid-levels#Hong Kong Park to be merged in Hong Kong Park (Chinese: 香港公園; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping hoeng1 gong2 gung1 jyun2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Gōngyuán) is a public park, located next to Cotton Tree Drive, in Central, Hong Kong, China. ... The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre is located in Hong Kong Park, at Kennedy Road in Central, Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums under the management of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong. ... Murray Barracks (美利兵房) was a barracks in Admiralty, Central, Hong Kong It was situated in Wellington Barracks. ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Stanley Peninsula Stanley is a town and a tourist attraction in Hong Kong, China. ... Murray House (美利樓) was a Victorian-era building in Central District, Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (香港海防博物館) is a museum in Hong Kong, located Lei Yue Mun near Shau Kei Wan on the Hong Kong Island. ... Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village used to be Lyemun Barracks, barracks for the British Soldiers stationed in Hong Kong. ... Wellington Barracks (威靈頓兵房) was a barracks in Admiralty on the north side of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with HSM Tamar. ... Connaught Road Central, Central, heading towards (from the left), the City Hall, Prince of Wales Building, and across the road the Hong Kong Club Building. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Osborne Barracks was a British Army facility in Hong Kong. ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... Kohima Camp (高希馬軍營) was a military camp in Tai Po Tsai north of Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Hong Kong. ... Tai Po Tsai (大埔仔) is an area and a village northeast of Tseung Kwan O New Town in Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was established in 1991 as the third university in Hong Kong. ... Skyline of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po (Chinese: 深水埗; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: sam1 sui2 bo2, Yale: sam seuí bouh; Mandarin Pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4; lit. ...

Royal Navy

The Royal Navy was stationed in Hong Kong right from the beginning of the establishment of Hong Kong as a British Colony. For the most part the Royal Naval base was located in Hong Kong Island at HMS Tamar. The Prince of Wales Building was added later in the 1970s. Prior to the handover, the naval base was moved to Stonecutters Island next to the Government docks. This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with HSM Tamar. ... Connaught Road Central, Central, heading towards (from the left), the City Hall, Prince of Wales Building, and across the road the Hong Kong Club Building. ... Stonecutters Island or Ngong Shuen Chau (Chinese: 昂船洲) is a former island in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. ...


RN Squadrons in Hong Kong:

  • China Squadron 1844-1941, 1945-1992
  • Far East Fleet/HK Sqdn 1969-1971
  • Dragon Squadron 1971-1992
  • 3 Raiding Squadron Royal Marines
  • Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves 1967-1996 - merge with RNR 1971
  • British Regular - Garrison and Fleet
  • LEP 1905-1996
  • Side Girls Party 1933-1997
  • Dragon Squadron
  • 120th Minesweeping Squadron 1958-1966 - transfer to Singapore
  • 6th Mine Countermeasure Squadron 1969-1997
  • 6th Patrol Craft Squadron 1970-1997
  • Operations and Training Base 1934-1997
  • 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines
  • 47 Royal Marines
  • British Pacific Fleet 1840s-1948 - to Singapore as Far East Station
  • HK Flotilla 1840s-1941, 1948-1992
  • China Station - 4th Submarine Flotilla, Yangtse Flotilla, West River Flotilla, 8th Destroyer Flotilla
  • 5th Cruiser Squadron
  • 1st Escort Flotilla
  • 4th Frigate Flotilla ?-1952
  • Frigate Squadron 1952-1976
  • Light Cruiser Squadron

A list of naval facilities used or built by the RN in Hong Kong:

  • Lamont and Hope Drydocks
  • Aberdeen Docks - destroyed
  • Dry Dock 1902-1959
  • Taikoo Dockyard - Hong Kong United Dockyards
  • Royal Navy Dockyards, Admiralty 1859-1902
  • Royal Navy Dockyards 1902-1959
  • RN Coal storage yard, Stonecutters Island 1861-1959
  • RN Coal storage yard and Kowloon Naval Dockyards 1901-1959
  • Sai Wan Barracks 1844-1846
  • Wellington Barracks 1946-1978 - as HMS Tamar (demolished)
  • North Barracks 1850s-1856, 1887-1959 - from the Army and to HK Government 1959
  • Victoria Barracks
  • Redoubt and Lei Yue Mun Fortifications 1885-1887
  • Lei Yue Mun Fort 1887-1987
  • Reverse, Central, West and Pass Batteries 1880s
  • Brennan Torpedo station 1890 - Lei Yue Mun
  • Royal Naval Hospital, Wan Chai - demolished, now replaced by Ruttonjee Hospital
  • Seaman's Hospital 1843-1873 - replaced by Royal Naval Hospital
  • RMS Queen Mary 1945-1946 - as a hospital
  • War Memorial Hospital (Matilda) 1946-1959
  • British Military Hospital 1959-1995
  • Island Group Practice 1995-1997 - replace BMH
  • HMS Charolotte and HMS Victor Emmanuel - Receiving Ships
  • Tidal Basin 1902-1959
  • Boat Basin 1902-1959
  • HM Victualling Yards 1859-1946

A list of facilities used or built by the RN in Hong Kong: Connaught Road Central, Central, heading towards (from the left), the City Hall, Prince of Wales Building, and across the road the Hong Kong Club Building. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aberdeen gate in Hong Kong Aberdeen Harbour (香港仔) is a harbour at the south side of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District of Hong Kong. ... Taikoo Dockyard (太古船塢) was a dockyard located in the present-day Taikoo Shing and part of Taikoo Place of Quarry Bay on the north shore of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Commerical buildings in Admiralty, Hong Kong, with the Conrad Hotel on the left and JW Marriott on the right Admiralty (Chinese: 金鐘, Pinyin: JÄ«nzhōng, lit. ... West Point or Sai Wan (西環) is an area in Hong Kong that corresponds to Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui, Belcher Bay and Kennedy Town. ... Victoria Barracks (域多利兵房) was barracks in Admiralty on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Museum of Coastal Defence The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is a museum in Hong Kong, located near Lei Yue Mun in Shau Kei Wan. ... See Wan Chai District for the broader administrative district that covers Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, etc. ... Ruttonjee Hospital Ruttonjee Hospital is a hospital in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... // The Bowen Road Hospital, c1925 The Hospital was located at Bowen road for over 60 years, from 1907 to 1967. ...

  • Lamont and Hope Drydocks
  • Aberdeen Docks
  • Royal Naval Hospital, Wan Chai - now Ruttonjee Sanatorium
  • Seaman's Hospital 1843-1873 - replaced by Royal Naval Hospital
  • HMS Charolotte and HMS Victor Emmanuel - Receiving Ships
  • HMS Tamar - Receiving ship 1897-1941
  • HMS Nabcatcher - Kai Tak 1945-1946
  • HMS Flycatcher - Kai Tak 1947
  • HMS Minden 1841-mid 1840s - hospital ship
  • HMS Alligator 1840s-1873 - hospital ship
  • HMS Lord Melville 1860s-1873 - hospital ship (East Indies Sqdn)
  • HMS Audacious 1840s[dubious ] - Receiving Ship

HMS Tamar was a 4,650 ton Royal Navy troopship launched in Britain in 1863. ... HMS Flycatcher was a stone frigate name for the Royal Navys headquarters for its Mobile Naval Air Bases which supported their Fleet Air Arm units. ... HMS Minden was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, named after the German town Minden. ... HMS Lord Melville was a 14-gun brig was launched at Kingston in July 1813 and served Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. ... Three ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Audacious. ...

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force was the smallest contingent of the British Forces was stationed in both Kai Tak Airport as well as the airbase in the New Territories known as Sek Kong. Later when the Royal Air Force withdrew from Kai Tak Airport, Sek Kong airbase remains the only RAF base in Hong Kong. In the late 1970s when the Royal airforce moved to an all rotary wing force, then in the 1980s the Royal Airforce largely withdrew from Sek Kong and transer to Kai Tak airport as Sek Kong was to transform to a temporary refugee camp to house the huge number of arriving Vietnamese refugee. “RAF” redirects here. ...


In addition, the Hong Kong Government also maintain an "airforce". This airforce as per the land unit of RHKR (V), is an arm of the Hong Kong Government, supported by RAF personnel seconded to serve in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force.


Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 1970-1993 - handed over to GFS

  • Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps - Air Arm 1930-1949
  • Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 1949-1970 - see RHKAAF

A list of RAF Units in Hong Kong: “RAF” redirects here. ...

  • 114th (Hong Kong) RAF Squadron
  • 28 AC Squadron 1978-1996 (RAF Sek Kong) - using Wessex HC2
  • 28 AC Squadron 1968-1978, 1996-1997 (RAF Kai Tak) - using Wessex HC2
  • 22 Squadron
  • ASF (Catering Squadron)
  • GEF (Ground Radio)
  • Medical Supply Squadron
  • 847 Squadron 1970 (RAF Kai Tak)
  • 846 Squadron 1963-1964 (RAF Kai Tak)
  • 367 Wireless Unit
  • 368 Wireless Unit
  • 444 Signals Unit (Stanley Fort), 1971 to 1977, SatCom node in the Defence Communications Network
  • Composite Signals Unit

A list of RAF Stations in Hong Kong: No. ... No. ... No. ... “RAF” redirects here. ...

A list of RAF Operations Facilities: North Point is a mixed-use urban area on the north of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, between Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay. ... RAF Kai Tak was a Royal Air Force station in Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong International Airport, popularly known as Kai Tak Airport (Chinese 啟德機場 Pinyin: Qǐdé, WG: Chi-te) was the international airport of Hong Kong until July 6, 1998. ... “RAF” redirects here. ...

  • Tai Po Tsai
  • Cape Collinson
  • Batty's Belvedere
  • Kong Wei, RAF Sek Kong
  • Chung Hom Kok
  • Wang Fung Terrace, Tai Hang (Happy Valley)

Search and rescue operations conducted by the RAF and Royal Navy were later transferred to the Government Flying Service (GFS). Tai Po Tsai (大埔仔) is an area and a village northeast of Tseung Kwan O New Town in Hong Kong. ... A pedestrain footpath in Happy Valley previously used by horses to get to the racecourse. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... Government Flying Service is the flying services unit of the Hong Kong Government, mainly for search and rescue, air ambulance, firefighting, and police operations. ...


Other Facilities

  • British Military Hospital, Kowloon
  • Medical centres at Victoria Barracks, Lyemun Barracks, Stanley Fort, Whitfield Barracks, Sham Shui Po, Choy Hung, MRS Sek Kong and Lo Wu.
  • British Forces Broadcasting Service
  • Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI)

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China Fleet Club

Hong Kong became an important port of call for many naval ships passing through the Far East. Besides Lan Kwai Fong, Royal Navy sailors had their own entertainment facility called the China Fleet Club. Lan Kwai Fongs bars spread to DAguilar Street Lan Kwai Fong (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a small square of streets in Central, Central and Western district, Hong Kong. ...


A timeline of the China Fleet Club:

  • 1900-1903 local Hong Kong businessman and Royal Navy's China Fleet to raise funds for a Royal Naval Canteen at Naval Docks, Hong Kong
  • 1929 old canteen building demolished and replaced with new building
  • 1929-1934 Temporary CFC at Gloucester Road
  • 1933 cornerstone laid by Admiral Sir Howard Kelly, G.B.E., K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., then Commander-in-Chief, China Station; new seven-storey China Fleet Club building called "The Old Blue"
  • 1941-1945 CFC serves as Japanese Naval HQ in Hong Kong during World War II
  • 1945-1980 CFC re-occupied by RN
  • 1952 Coronation Annex added
  • 1980-1985 CFC relocated to temporary site at Sun Hung Kai Centre
  • 1985 25-storey Fleet House new home for CFC
  • 1986 Plans to relocate CFC to UK begins
  • 1989 Construction of China Fleet Country Club in Saltash begins
  • 1991 Construction of China Fleet Country Club in Saltash completed and opens in June
  • 1992 CFC in Hong Kong closes

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References

  • Alderson, G.L.D. History of Royal Air Force Kai Tak. Hong Kong: Royal Air Force Kai Tak, 1972.
  • Bruce, Philip. Second to None. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Gregorian, Raffi. The British Army, the Gurkhas and Cold War strategy in the Far East, 1947-1954. New York : Palgrave, 2002.
  • Ko, Tim-keung, et al. ed. Serving Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Volunteers. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 2004.
  • Melson, P.J. White Ensign Red Dragon: The History of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong 1841-1997. Hong Kong: Edinburgh Financial Publishing, 1997.
  • Oxley, D.H. Victoria Barracks, 1842-1979. Hong Kong: British Forces Hong Kong, 1979.
  • Richardson, Sam S. The Royal Marines and Hong Kong, 1840-1997. Portsmouth: Royal Marines Historical Society, 1997.
  • Rollo, Denis. The Guns & Gunners of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The Gunners' Roll of Hong Kong, 1991.

External links

  • China Fleet Club
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Military Service Corps
  • RAF Kai Tak
  • Royal Hong Kong Regiment The Volunteers Association
  • Stanley Fort
  • RAF Sek Kong

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