Member Login    Membership No:e.g. A001        Password:  
Password = your registered phone no (mobile, office, home) or your Force Number / Ex-Service Number

All correspondence to the Association by e-mail please send to "clubmanager@rhkr.org"

Any queries, please contact the Clubhouse Manager

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2019 Membership Renewal - for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2019

 

Simply Download the Membership Reply form, fill in the information and post it. We shall process your renewal and issue a valid label to you within 2-week. 


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PRI Items Annual Sales on December 2018


PRI items are on sales at a 10% discount up till the end of December 2018. You may visit the Clubhouse for the purchase or simply Download the Order Form, fill it in as required and send it to the Clubhouse Manager for further process.


Stock Check will be carried out between 2-6 January 2019, the selling of PRI items will be temporary stopped and be resumed on 16 January 2019.

 

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Christmas Family Gathering 2018


Date : 14 December 2018 (Fri)
Time : 1800 – 2200 hours
Venue : Clubhouse, 9/F Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Course
Cost : $100 each for members and their immediate family members aged 7 or above
           $120 each for non-RHKRVA members and guests
          (Cost inclusive of one drink, snacks, hot dishes and lucky draw)

Deadline : 3 December 2018 (Mon)

For details, please refer to the Invitation.

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Obituary

We were saddened to learn of the death of Major (Ret’d) Wong Wai Bong, Andrew ED on 22 October 2018 at the age of 67. He passed away peacefully at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with his family surrounding him.

Andrew Wong had a severe stroke on 15 October and was sent to QEH. During his week of unconscious, many members of the Association were around giving him spiritual support.

Andrew Wong was enlisted in the Regiment on 6 March 1970, Force No. 18098120. He served in A Squadron in his earlier days and he rose quickly through the ranks to Sergeant. In 1976 he was commissioned as Lieutenant in C Squadron, then as Captain in A and later in the Junior Leaders Corps. In 1984 he was promoted to Major to command A Squadron. Andrew earned his Efficient Decoration in 1988. His last post in the Regiment was OC, HQ Squadron.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid :

Vigil :    4 November 2018 (Sun) 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service :  5 November 2018 (Mon) 10:00 a.m.
Venue : 1/F, Hang Kei Hall, Universal Funeral Home
Address : 10 Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom, KOWLOON

Regimental Members are requested to wear Blazers and Regimental/Association Tie.

 

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Remembrance Day Ceremony - Sunday 11 November 2018

The Remembrance Day Ceremony is to honor those servicemen, servicewomen and civilians who gave their lives during or as a result of both World Wars.

Venue :               Cenotaph, Central, Hong Kong
Assembly :          1030 hrs
Ceremony :        1100 hrs sharp
Dress :                Dark lounge suit or Regimental blazer with Regimental / Association tie, medals and beret with cap badge

We look forward to seeing your participation at the ceremony.

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Talk Title: Bewitched, bothered and bewieldered - a career beguiled by Gurkhas and Nepal

Date :              25 October 2018 (Thursday)
Time :              6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue :            9/F Clubhouse, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse
Speaker :         Lt Col Nigel A. Collett MA
Participant :   Valid members only
Dress :            Suit, Jacket, Regimental or Association Tie

Biographical Note of Lt Col Nigel A. Collett MA

    Following his schooling in Swindon, Wiltshire Nigel Collett went up to Oxford university where he read Modern History at St Peter's College. He graduated with a BA in 1973 and went on to attend the Royal Military College (RMA), Sandhurst. In 1974 he passed out and was commissioned into the Devon and Dorset Regiment.

    From 1981-82 he was seconded to the Sultanate of Oman in the Arabian Peninsula, where he served as company commander with the Western Frontier regiment. This was followed in 1983 by a tour with the British Military Advisory Team in Zimbabwe.

    In 1984 he was promoted to the rank of major and transferred to the 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles. In addition to regimental duties as a company commander he was also appointed as the Brigade Major of 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade based in Sek Kong from 1987-1988. His service in the Gurkhas saw visits to other Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand and to South Korea to inspect the Honour Guard.

     In 1991 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and given command of 6 GR in Hong Kong. While serving with his regiment he was also the garrison commander for British Forces in Brunei from 1992-1993.

     Lt Col Collett retired from the army in 1994. He chose to remain in Hong Kong, where he is the managing director of a human resources company which employs ex-gurkhas. He retains an active interest in veteran affairs and in 2012 was appointed vice chairman of the Royal British Legion (HK & China Branch).

 

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1st Dart Competition 2018-19

Date :     26 October 2018 (Friday)
Time :    1800 - 2200 hours
Venue : RHKRVA Clubhouse
               9/F Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
Fee :      $50 (One complimentary drink & light refreshments are included)  
Prize :    Cash Coupon
Participant: Valid member of RHKRVA only. Participants get $50 rebate on 2019 Association Dinner.

Deadline : 19 October 2018 (Fri)

For details, please refer to the Invitation.

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Congratulation to the following members who were elected as Directors of the Board of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association 2018/2019 at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.


1)      Mr PAU Chi-leung, Joseph  (J012)
2)      Mr WAN Shun-shing  (B012)
3)      Mr CHENG Kin-moon  (RQ004)
4)      Mr MA Ka-lok, Simon  (B080)
5)      Mr  TO Chi-keung, Gary  (A030)
6)      Mr CHEUK Kin-lop, Kent  (A033)
7)      Mr WONG Ying-piu, Wilbur  (A160)
8)      Mr CHAN Man-wai  (A005)
9)      Mr FONG Heng-hou  (A051)
10)    Mr KAO Chun-keung  (A035)
11)    Mr LO Tit-koon  (A037)
12)    Mr LEE Wing-yiu, William  (C002)
13)    Mr YUEN Man-kam, Bernard  (D028)
14)    Mr LAI Ka-kui, Bernard  (HG021)
15)    Mr SIN Ting-kwong  (HQ091)

19 September 2018

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AGM 2018 - ELECTION OF DIRECTORS


Following are nominated members for Directors' Election 2018/2019 :
1.   Mr Joseph PAU Chi-leung (J012)
2.   Mr Matthew WONG Wai-man (B004)
3.   Mr WAN Shun-shing (B012)
4.   Mr Simon MA Ka-lok (B080)
5.   Mr John TANG Kwok-wing (B005)
6.   Mr CHUNG Kin-keung (B017)
7.   Mr Banny OWEN Kai-wing (B141)
8.   Mr Johnny CHOI Kwok-wah (B041)
9.   Mr Michael LAI Ka-keung (B020)
10. Mr William LEE Wing-yiu (C002)
11. Mr Bernard LAI Ka-kui (HG021)
12. Mr Bernard YUEN Man-kam (D028)
13. Mr CHENG Kin-moon (RQ004)
14. Mr Kent CHEUK Kin-lop (A033)
15. Mr Gary TO Chi-keung (A030)
16. Mr Wilbur WONG Ying-piu (A160)
17. Mr LO Tit-koon (A037)
18. Mr CHAN Man-wai (A005)
19. Mr KAO Chun-keung (A035)
20. Mr FONG Heng-hou (A051)
21. Mr SIN Ting-kwong (HQ091)

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018


Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association will be held on Friday, 31 August at 1900 hrs at the Color Crystal Restaurant, 2/F Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.

The Election of Directors will be conducted by online ballot.  Please observe the following important dates:

22 Aug 2018   : Deadline for nomination of members for election of 2018-2019 Directors

24 Aug 2018   : Nominated Members for Directors' Election post on website

31 Aug 2018   : AGM, Voting through online ballot for election of Directors & Audit on result

Your participation is important to the maintenance & development of the RHKRVA

 

By Order of the Board
John Tang
Secretary
10 August 2018

 

Attachments:
Director Nomination Form
Form of Proxy

 

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AGM cum Association Annual Dinner (31 August 2018)

Date - 31 August 2018 (Friday)
日期: 2018年8月31日(星期五)

Time - 7:00 p.m.
時間: 晚上7時正

Venue - Color Crystal Restaurant, 2/F., Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
地點: 尖沙咀 加連威老道100號 港晶中心2樓 彩晶軒

Cost: HK$350 (members and their spouses) / $400 (non-members and guests)
費用: 協會會員及其配偶每位港幣350元,非協會會員及嘉賓每位港幣400元

Dress - Jacket and Regimental / Association tie for gentlemen and appropriate dress for ladies.
服飾: 男士請穿西裝及結上義勇軍/協會領帶。 女士請穿相應合適衣著。

For details, please refer to the Invitation.

 

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Newsletter July 2018

Please click here to download the Newsletters July 2018.

 

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Commemoration of Victory Day at the City Hall Shrine


Date - 12 August 2018 (Sunday)
Venue - City Hall Shrine, Central, Hong Kong.
Time - Ceremony will start at 1100 hrs.
(Those attending are encouraged to arrive before 1030 hrs.)
Dress - Dark lounge suit or Regimental blazer with Regimental / Association tie, medals and beret with cap badge
Refreshments will be served in the Clubhouse for members and their guests after the Ceremony.

Deadline - 27 July 2018

For details, please refer to the Circular.

 

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2018 麻雀大賽:

Date :          14 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time :          1200 - 1800 hours
Venue :        RHKRVA Clubhouse
                     9/F Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse
Fee :             HK$50
Prize :          Cash Coupon
Quota :        32 (First Come First Served)
Participant:  Valid member of RHKRVA only
Deadline :    3 July 2018 (Tue)


For details, please refer to the Invitation.

 

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Obituary

We were saddened to learn of the death of Major (Ret'd) Colin Bellingham  ED on 24 April 2018.

Colin joined the Regiment on 14th December 1963 and served in 2 Recce, B Squadron, C Squadron and RHQ before taking over the command of D Squadron in 1975.  On his move to London in 1978, he transferred to the Reserve in 1978 and subsequently was Secretary to the UK branch of the Regimental Association for many years.

To his wife Gillian and to his son Michael, we Extend our Deepest Sympathy.

Funeral Service will take place on Friday 18th May 2018 at 11.45 am at the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, Surrey, RH10 3NQ. 

 

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164th Foundation Day Dinner

Date :              25 May 2018 (Friday)
Time :             7:45 p.m. Dinner, (6:45 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. pre & post dinner drinks at 9/F Clubhouse)
Venue :           5/F, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse
Cost :              Western Banquet at $650/person
Dress Code :   Traditional Ex-RHKR(V)/HKAC (Mess kit) or dark lounge suit with Regimental or black tie, ladies dress to a comparable standard
Reservation :   Email to:  clubmanager@rhkr.org,  attention: Ms Kirindi Wong (on First Come First Served)


For details, please refer to the Invitation and kindly return the REPLY SLIP on/before 11 May 2018.

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Obituary

We were Saddened to learn of the Death of Major (Ret’d) Graeme Large  MBE ED  on 8 April 2018 at the age of 89.

Graeme Large joined the Regiment on 7th November 1962 on his arrival from Singapore and initially he served in A Squadron.  With his previous National Service experience, he rose quickly through the ranks to Sergeant before being commissioned as a Lieutenant, then Captain, with his transfer to D Squadron.

On 19 April 1972 he was promoted to Major and commanded D Squadron for some three years.  On his relinquishing the command, he became an active member of the Reserve of Officers, attending and contributing to many Regimental events.  In June 1995 he was awarded the MBE for his services to the Regiment.  

Graeme also had a very active life outside the Regiment.  For many years he was in charge of the finances of the Hong Kong University for which he received and honorary degree after his retirement. He was a senior member of the Freemasons and a member of several of their Lodges.

He was an energetic member of the Hash House Harriers, who enjoyed running over the hills, and he frequently invited members of the Regiment to join him.

In his earlier days he was a keen motor-cyclist and enjoyed cross county events at Laffan’s Plain.  He had a number of motor bike accidents resulting in several “repairs” to his legs and he maintained his friendship with his motor bike friends long after he gave up riding.

He enjoyed sailing with his yacht, Ariki, a restored yacht which had spent the war years hidden under water in the Causeway Bay anchorage.  Many members of the Regiment spent happy days with him on the yacht, including in his team for the sailing and running the annual Four Peaks Race.  His yacht was too slow ever to win, but he entered for the spirit and enjoyment of taking part.

Typical of Graeme he enjoyed taking part in whatever was on offer and he encouraged everyone to join him.

For many years he had a house at Ko Lau Wan at the northern tip of the Sai Kung Peninsula; each week he would spend two nights there, three aboard his yacht with the rest of the week at his home in Pokfulam.  Many members of the Regiment enjoyed his hospitality at Ko Lau Wan.

Graeme led a full life until he slowed down with the onset of dementia.  For the last seven years of his life he was cared for by Jennifer, who many members of the Association have come to know.

To his wife May, his son William and to Jennifer, his carer for the last 7 years,
We Extend our Deepest Sympathy

Funeral Details for Major (Ret’d) Graeme Large will be :

Thursday April 26 - From 3 pm to 9 pm, a vigil will be held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home, 679 King’s Road, Hong Kong.
He will wear his Major’s Regimental uniform with a HK University tie.

Friday April 27, 1pm - 2pm Funeral services at St. John's cathedral followed by Cremation at Cape Collinson Crematorium, at 3:45 pm.
Limited transport will be available to Cape Collinson; please advise the Clubhouse Manager if you wish to take the transport.

From 5pm a celebration of his life will take place at the Association’s Club House, 9/F, Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road.
Regimental Members are asked to wear their Blazers and Regimental / Association Tie.

 

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N E W S     U P D A T E :

"Parking for Clubhouse Members and Associate Members"

For details, please refer to the Circular.

 

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Dart Competition for 2018

Date :     20 April 2018 (Friday)
Time :    1800 - 2000 hours
Venue : RHKRVA Clubhouse
               9/F Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road
               Happy Valley
Fee :      $40 (One complimentary drink & light refreshments are included)  
Prize :   Cash Coupon
Participant: Valid member of RHKRVA only

Deadline : 13 April 2018 (Fri)

For details, please refer to the Invitation.

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Obituary

We were saddened to learn of the death of (Ret'd) Warrant Officer I Ho Koon Man BEM, SWO of RHKR(V). He passed away peacefully in Providence Hospital, Toronto on 28 February 2018 at the age of 88 with his family and many Regimental friends surrounding him during his last journey.

Mr Ho worked for the Hong Kong Military Service Corps before his enlistment in the Regiment in 1957, Force No. 18096540 as Staff Sergeant. His volunteers work started with the Junior Leaders Squadron (later renamed as J-Corps) as WOII when it was established in 1969. Mr Ho launched the silent drill in the J-Corps in mid 70s. After that he was posted to the HQ Squadron and the latest the Training Squadron as SWO. He played a key role in raising the regimental drill standard, and polishing the performance of the Regimental Honour Guards to the highest presentable and immaculate fashion in the eyes of the public earning credit to the Volunteers. His memory carries on in the heart of the whole Regimental family, in particular the J-Corps.

Mr Ho worked in the Urban Services Department as Senior Overseer. He was posted to work in the USD Training School for Hawker and Market Staff before his retirement.

Mr Ho immigrated to Canada in 1989. He was also an active member in the Toronto Branch of RHKR(V) Association.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in Funeral to be held on 10 March 2018 in Toronto. This will be followed by a memorial reception of Mr Ho's life at nearby restaurant.

 

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2018 Membership Renewal - for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2018

 

Please be reminded that 2017 membership subscription was expired.  To continue getting our services and receiving news from the clubhouse, members are advised to renew his/her membership at the earliest convenience.

 
Simply Download the Membership Reply form, fill in the information and post it. We shall process your renewal and issue a valid label to you within a week.


Selling of PRI items resumes normal.  For any enquires, please call Clubhouse Manager at 2966 7895 or Email: clubmanager@rhkr.org for assistance.

 

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RHKRVA Annual Events:


Ceremonies :
Victory Day Ceremony - August 2018
Chung Yeung Festival Ceremony - October 2018
Remembrance Day Ceremony - November 2018
Canadian Remembrance Day Ceremony - December 2018
Nanjing Massacre National Memorial Day - December 2018

 

Community Events :
Hike for Hospice - 4 March 2018 (Sun)
Oxfam Trailwalker 16-18 November 2018

 

Major Functions :
Family Walk - 21 January 2018 (Sun)
The Volunteers Challenge Cup - 28 March 2018 (Wed)
1st Dart Competition - 20 April 2018 (Fri)
Foundation Day Dinner - 25 May 2018 (Fri)
1st Mahjong Competition 麻雀大- 14 July 2018 (Sat)
Association General Meeting and Dinner - 31 August 2018 (Fri)
2nd Mahjong Competition 麻雀大  - September 2018 (TBC)
2nd Dart Competition  - October 2018 (TBC)
Christmas Party - December 2018 (TBC)

 

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O B I T U A R Y

 

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Leung Kwai Wah on 9 February 2018 at the age of eighty-six.

Cpl Leung was enlisted in the Regiment on 7 October 1966 as 18097724 and served in D Squadron, 4 Recce.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at 6:00 pm on 14 March 2018 (Wednesday) at International Funeral Parlour, and/or the funeral service in the morning 15 March 2018.

 

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The Clubhouse will be closed between 15-17 February and re-opened at 18 February at 12 noon.

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The Volunteers Challenge Cup 2018

Date :              28th March 2018 (Wednesday)
Time :             Box open at 6:00 p.m.  Buffet start at 7:00 p.m.
Venue :           B701-2, 7/F, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse
Cost :               International Buffet at $650 per person (inclusive race badge)
Dress :             Suit, Jacket, Regimental or Association Tie
Reservation :   Email to:  clubmanager@rhkr.org,  attention: Ms Kirindi Wong (First Come First Served)

 

Please return the reply slip on/before 5 March 2018

 

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O B I T U A R Y


We were saddened to learn of the death on 26 January of Alec Michael John Wright CMG.

He was born in Hong Kong on 19 September 1912 and died at his home in London at the age of 105.

Michael Wright joined the HKVDC in the 1930s and, in the Battle for Hong Kong, he served as a Lieutenant in No 3 Battery stationed on Aberdeen Island.  He spent the years of Japanese occupation as a Prisoner of War in Kowloon.

On the reformation of the Volunteers post war as the Hong Kong Defence Force, Alec Michael John Wright’s name is seventh name on the list, with a force number of 18092007. He served from 11 May 1949 until resigning on 6 September 1951.

After the war he rejoined the Public Works Department as an architect; he rose to become Chief Architect and then to Director of Public Works from 1963 to 1969, during the period of the Hong Kong riots.  While in this position he met in his office a delegation of ex HKVDC members who had come to give their support to him as their leader to “sort out the rioters”.  He quietly explained to them that this was not an appropriate way to handle the situation.

In 1969, he was appointed Hong Kong Commissioner in London and, on his retirement from the civil service in 1973, he continued to live in London where he was an active member of the Volunteer Association’s UK Branch.  He joined the celebrations in Hong Kong in November 2009 to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Volunteers.

He is remembered in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Housing Society's Lai Tak Tsuen in Tai Hang, built in 1975 and 1976, which was named after Wright's Chinese name.

 

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O B I T U A R Y

 

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Yeung Man (楊文), Jimmy, BEM (ex-Warrant Officer II;  ex-Regimental Armourer, RHKR(V))passing away on 8 January 2018 at the age of 96. He left this world peacefully.

 

Mr Yeung was enlisted in the Regiment on 22 August 1960. He retired as the Regiment's Armourer on 21 September 1978 with the rank of WOII and received his clap to his EM which denoted his 18 years service.  He also was awarded the BEM on his retirement in 1978.

 

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.


Last respect can be paid in Funeral :

Viewing  :   1.2.2018 (Thursday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Funeral Service  :  2.2.2018 (Friday) 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Venue : Po Fook Memorial Hall, 1 Yau On Street, Tai Wai, Sha Tin

Remembrance lunch will be held on 2.2.2018 (after the cremation) in Sha Tin (venue to be announced on that day).

 

Contact : Mr Gary Yeung, son of the late Yeung Man, Jimmy. Email :   ysgyeung@gmail.com

 

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Notice to all members

Please be informed that Ms Kirindi Wong Mo-yi will assume the post of Clubhouse Manager of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association with effect from 16 January 2018.

Clubhouse Manager
RHKRVA

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Tang Yuk-kong, Simon on 19 November 2017 at the age of sixty-one. He joined our Regiment on 3 November 1982 and served in C Squadron and then Headquarters Squadron.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at 6:30pm on 16 December 2017 (Saturday) at 1/F., Pok Oi Hall, the Universal Funeral Parlour, Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Remembrance Ceremony will start at 10am on 17 December 2017 (Sunday), followed by burial at the Chinese Cemetery, Tseung Kwan O.

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Circular: Please be informed that the Clubhouse will be closed for renovation during the period from 12 October to 11 November 2017 (both days inclusive).

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Congratulation to the following members who were elected as Directors of the Board of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association 2017/2018 at the 2017 Extraordinary General Meeting:

1.  Mr Joseph Pau Chi-leung (J012)
2.  Mr Matthew Wong Wai-man (B004)
3.  Mr Wan Shun-shing (B012)
4.  Mr Banny Owan Kai-wing (B141)
5.  Mr Bernard Lai Ka-kui (HG021)
6.  Mr Cheng Kin-moon (RQ004)
7.  Mr Kent Cheuk Kin-lop (A033)
8.  Mr Chung Kin-keung (B017)
9.  Mr Gary To Chi-keung (A030)
10.  Mr Johnny Choi Kwok-wah (B041)
11.  Mr Simon Ma Ka-lok (B080)
12.  Mr William Lee Wing-yiu (C002)
13.  Mr Bernard Yuen Man-kam (D028)
14.  Mr John Tang Kwok-wing (B005)
15.  Mr Wilbur Wong Ying-piu (A160)

26 September 2017

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For the purpose of election of Directors in our 2017 First Extraordinary General Meeting to be held at 9/F., Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong on Monday, 25 September 2017 at 7:00 p.m., please be informed that the following members have been nominated as Directors of the Board of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association 2017/2018.

1.  Mr Joseph Pau Chi-leung (J012)
2.  Mr Matthew Wong Wai-man (B004)
3. Mr Wan Shun-shing (B012)
4.  Mr Keung Pak-chung (RQ005)
5.  Mr Banny Owan Kai-wing (B141)
6.  Mr Bernard Lai Ka-kui (HG021)
7.  Mr Cheng Kin-moon (RQ004)
8.  Mr Kent Cheuk Kin-lop (A033)
9.  Mr Chung Kin-keung (B017)
10.  Mr Gary To Chi-keung (A030)
11.  Mr Johnny Choi Kwok-wah (B041)
12.  Mr Simon Ma Ka-lok (B080)
13.  Mr William Lee Wing-yiu (C002)
14.  Mr Bernard Yuen Man-kam (D028)
15.  Mr John Tang Kwok-wing (B005)
16.  Mr Wilbur Wong Ying-piu (A160)

Date: 23 September 2017

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OBITUARY

We were saddened to learn of the death of Sir David Robert Ford, KBE, LVO, JP on 10 September 2017 at the age of 82.

Born on 22 February 1935, Sir David joined the British Army at the age of 20 and served a 15-year military career.  He was seconded to the Hong Kong government in 1967, rose through ranks to become Director of Information Services in 1974.  Between 1977 and 1979, he moved back to the UK to take up various government posts.  From 1979 onwards, he stayed in Hong Kong and eventually stepped down as Chief Secretary in 1993.

Sir David was the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) from 1990 to 1993.  He was a good supporter of the Regiment and took pleasure in visiting the Regiment when at camp and on other special occasions during his tenure.  He helped in the early planning of the Regiment's disbandment and ensured it should be accompanied by an appropriate ceremony.  In the early nineties, there was pressure for the Regiment to vacate the Officers’ and Sergeants’ Messes in Beaconsfield House; and Sir David helped to ensure that the Regiment would retain the facilities there until such time they were no longer required.  Eventually, the Regiment retained its Messes in Beaconsfield House until disbandment in 1995.

Sir David held a keen interest in the Regiment’s future well-being even after the Regiment's disbandment.  He had played a key role to help convince the Government that the youth training element of the Regiment could continue to serve the Hong Kong community and would play a leading role in the discipline and leadership training of the young people of Hong Kong.  As a result, permission was granted to transform the Junior Leader Corps of the Regiment into the Hong Kong Adventure Corps which managed to secure the High Island Training Camp as its Headquarters and training base to carry on the youth training work as well as many fine traditions of the Regiment.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at Rampisham Church, Dorset on Thursday 21 September at 3 pm. This will be followed by a memorial service at Southwark Cathedral, London on Friday 20 October at 11am.

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The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association
Extraordinary General Meeting 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2017 First Extraordinary General Meeting of the members of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association will be held at 9/F., Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong on Monday, 25th day of September 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (or in the event that a black rainstorm warning signal or a tropical cyclone warning signal no. 8 or above is in force in Hong Kong at 9:00 a.m. on that day, at the same time and place on Tuesday, 3rd day of October 2017 for the purpose of election of Directors.

For enquiries, please contact the Clubhouse Manager at phone no. 2966 7895 or email to clubmanager@rhkr.org.

The following documents are attached herewith:
(a) Chairman's Letter;
(b) Form of Proxy;
(c) Nomination Form; and
(d) Notice of EGM.

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O B I T U A R Y


We were saddened to learn that Mr Sammy Simpson, our ex-PSI from 2 Recce died peacefully in his sleep on 5 August 2017 from his beloved daughter Susan.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association will be held on Friday, 1 September 2017 at 1900 hrs at the Colour Crystal Restaurant, 2/F., Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.

By Order of the Board
Simon Ma
Secretary
7 August 2017

The "Director Nomination Form" and "Director Nomination Proxy Form" are attached.

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AGM cum Association Annual Dinner (1 September 2017)

Date - 1 September 2017 (Friday)
日期: 2017年9月1日(星期五)

Time - 1900 hrs.
時間: 晚上7時

Venue - Colour Crystal Restaurant, 2/F., Harbour Crystal Centre, 100 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
地點: 尖沙咀加連威老道100號港晶中心2樓彩晶軒

Cost: $350 (members and their spouses) / $400 (non-members and guests)
費用: 協會會員及其配偶每位350元,非協會會員及嘉賓每位400元

Dress - Jacket and Regimental / Association tie for gentlemen and appropriate dress for ladies.
服飾: 男士請穿西裝及結上義勇軍/協會領帶。 女士請穿相應合適衣著。

For details, please refer to the circular.

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Second Dart Competition 2017

Date : 18 August 2017 (Friday)
Time : 1800 - 2200 hrs
Venue : RHKRVA Clubhouse (9th Floor, Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road, Hong Kong)
Cost : $40 (include one complimentary drink and light refreshments)

For details, please refer to the circular.

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Commemoration of Victory Day at the City Hall Shrine

Date - 20 August 2017 (Sunday)
Venue - City Hall Shrine, Central, Hong Kong.
Time - Ceremony will start at 1100 hrs.
(Those attending are encouraged to arrive before 1030 hrs.)
Dress - Dark lounge suit or Regimental blazer with Regimental / Association tie, medals and beret with cap badge
Refreshments will be served in the Clubhouse for members and their guests after the Ceremony.

For details, please refer to the circular.

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2017 麻雀大賽:

Date : 30 July 2017 (Sunday)
Time : 1200 - 1800 hrs
Venue : RHKRVA Clubhouse

For details, please refer to the circular.

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Pang Tze Wai on 11 June 2017 at the age of seventy-seven.

WO2 Pang joined our Regiment on 16 October 1962 and served in B Squadron and then Headquarters Squadron.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at 9:30am on 22 June 2017 (Thursday) at Cape Collinson Crematorium, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Raymond Tsang Sau Ming on 23 April 2017 at the age of fifty-eight.

Mr Tsang joined our Regiment on 26 September 1992 (Cadre 49) and served in C Squadron until disbandment.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at 6:30pm on 7 May 2017 (Sunday) at King Hang Hall, G/F., Universal Funeral Parlour, Hung Hom, Kowloon and/or the Remembrance Ceremony which will start at 11:00am on 8 May 2017 (Monday).

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Wong Pui on 6 April 2017 at the age of sixty-seven.

SSgt Wong joined our Regiment on 3 March 1972 and served in D Squadron until disbandment.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held at 6pm on 28 April 2017 (Friday) at Hong Kong Funeral Home,North Point, Hong Kong.

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163rd Foundation Day Dinner

Details of the function:

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: 6:45pm - 11pm (dinner at 8pm)
Venue: Happy Valley Stand, pre- and post-dinner drinks at 9/F., and dinner at 5/F.
Cost: $650 per person

If you are interested in joining, please download the Reply Form and reply on or before 12 May 2017 with payment.

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There is a "Chinese Dragons, British Lions" Exhibition celebrating the significant contribution the Chinese have made to the British Armed Forces during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Exhibition is held between 7 April to 31 May in MC3@702 Creative Space, 7/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong. For details, please refer to the poster attached or visit their website:

http://www.britishchineseheritagecentre.org.uk/projects/british-chinese-armed-forces-heritage

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Yeung Pak Hai (alias Uncle Yeung) on 11 April 2017 at the age of eighty-four.

Sgt Yeung joined our Regiment on 17 October 1968 and served in Headquarters Squadron and then Home Guard Squadron.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect to the late Uncle Yeung can be paid in the funeral services:

Viewing: 6:00-8:00pm on 19 April 2017

Service: 10:00am on 20 April 2017

Venue: Chapel of the Ocean View Funeral Home at 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5J 1A4, Vancouver, Canada.

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mr Alan Lung Sik-leung on 30 March 2017.

WO2 Lung joined our Regiment on 16 October 1970 and served as the last RQMS until disbandment.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held on 18&19 April 2017 at Universal Funeral Parlour, Hung Hom, Kowloon.

For further information, please contact his family at (852) 9837 6321.

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Notice to all members

Please be informed that Mr Lo Hoo-lam Dennis will assume the post of Clubhouse Manager of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association with effect from 1 March 2017. For emails, please send to clubmanager@rhkr.org.

Clubhouse Manager

RHKRVA

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O B I T U A R Y

We were saddened to learn of the death of Maj Hugh McIntosh Dey MBE, ED at ninety-one.

Maj Dey joined our Regiment in 1953 and served as Regimental Second-in-Command in 1979-1982.

To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Last respect can be paid in the funeral to be held on Friday 24 February 2017 at 2 pm at Cape Collinson Crematorium, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

For further information, please contact his family at (852) 9459 0078.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made at his family's request to "The RHKR (The Volunteers) Association".

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Notice to all members

Selling of PRI items will be resumed on 22 February 2017.

Clubhouse Manager for RHKRVA

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The Clubhouse will be re-opened at 31 January, 2017 at 12 noon.

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Notice to all members

No selling of PRI items

As the store check will be processed, the selling of PRI items will be temporary stopped from 16 January, 2017. Selling will be resumed once store check is completed.

Clubhouse Manager for RHKRVA

 

 

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Congratulation to the members are selected as the Board of Directors at the Association AGM 2016.

Mr. PAU Chi-leung, Joseph - Chairman
Mr. WONG Wai-man, Matthew - 1st Vice-Chairman
Mr. WAN Shun-shing - 2nd Vice-Chairman
Mr. MA Ka-lok, Simon - Secretary
Mr. KEUNG Pak-chung - Director, Treasurer
Mr. CHENG Kin-moon - Director
Mr. TO Chi-keung, Gary - Director
Mr. CHEUK Kin-lop - Director
Mr. LEE Wing-yiu William - Director
Mr. CHOI Kwok-wah Johnny - Director
Mr. YUEN Man-kam, Bernard - Director
Mr. CHUNG Kin-keung - Director
Mr. OWAN Kai-wing Banny - Director
Mr. TANG Kwok-wing John - Director
Mr. LAI Ka-kui Bernard - Director

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Membership Renewal 2016 (for the period of 1st January to 31st December, 2016)

Download Reply form for Membership & Membership Renewal Letter

For any enquires, please call Clubhouse Manager at 29667895 or Email to rhkrva@yahoo.com for assistance.

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Mr John MacKenzie - Chevalier de L'Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur

Dear Members,

We have received a message from Mrs Marian MacKenzie, informing us that her husband, Mr John MacKenzie, has been appointed to the rank of 'Chevalier de L'Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur' by H.E. the President of France. Mr John MacKenzie (now 89) joined the Army at Perth (Scotland) on his 18th Birthday and was engaged in infantry training on D-day 1944, completing this in December that year. In convoy from Tilbury in January, 1945 he was rescued when his troopship (HM-LST415) was torpedoed in the North Sea. He joined the 5/7th. Bn. Gordon Highlanders in Holland at Gennep, Reichswald Forest in February, 1945 and saw further action at Goch (Siegfried Line), the Rhine Crossing at Rees, and through northern Germany to Bremen and Bremerhaven where he marched in the Victory Parade of the 51st Highland Division on 12th. May, 1945. Post WW2 he served with the 2nd. Bn. Gordon Highlanders in Libya in 1946, received a commission in the Royal Artillery in 1947, and was demobilised in 1948. He joined the Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) in October 1954 and was re-commissioned in Hong Kong following the Korean Emergency and served with Royal Hong Kong Defence Force from 1954 until 1964, retiring with the rank of Captain, as O.C. Mortar Platoon. Mr John MacKenzie was a President of the Jaycees (1959) and of the Hong Kong Rotary Club (1975-76). He also served on the Hong Kong Urban Council from 1971 to 1980, and as a Justice of the Peace from 1973 to 1991.

The Secretary


The Volunteer Association is the successor to the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) following the disbandment of the Regiment on 3rd September 1995. All Volunteers who were members of the Regiment, the RHKVDC or the RHKAAF irrespective of rank are eligible to join. The Association has been granted a Club House in the Happy Valley Stand at the Jockey Club in Happy Valley. In this Club House there is a lounge and bar area where members meet.

The Association has been granted charitable status and it is run by a Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly to give policy direction to the affairs of the Association. A Club House Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Association Rooms and is a point of contact with the Association.

 

The Association is also an umbrella organization for all other related clubs such as the Volunteer Shooting Club and the Volunteer Orienteering Club. These clubs run their own affairs charging a membership fee and annual subscriptions if they so elect.


The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association

Clubhouse Opening Hours : 1200 hrs to 2100 hrs daily (Except Monday)

Address : 9th Floor, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Telephone Office : (852)2966 7895
Telephone Bar : (852)2966 7881, 29667896
Fax : (852)2966 7882
Email : clubmanager@rhkr.org
Website : http://www.rhkr.org
Mailing Address : P.O. Box 47296, Morrison Hill Post Office, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

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Clubhouse Fixed Activities below are not accept any bookings except approval.
1.) Directors Meeting : 1st or 2nd Monday of each month
2.) A Squadron : 1st Thursday of each month
3.) B Squadron : 2nd Tuesday of each month
4.) D Squadron : 1st Tuesday of each month
5.) HG Squadron : 2nd Thursday of each month
6.) HQ Squadron : 2nd Friday of each month
7.) J Corp Old Boys : 1st Friday of each month
8.) C Squadron : 3rd Friday of each month
9.) VA Shooting Club : 3rd Thursday of each month
10.) 7 Up-Club : Last Friday of each month

11.) Monthly Gathering : 3rd Tuesday of each month

 

What's New

Newsletter 2017/01

Please see issue January 2017 and pass on to all members who are interested

 

Clubhouse Closure during Chinese New Year

Please note that the Clubhouse will be closed from 27 to 30 January 2017 and re-opened as normal from 31 January 2017 at 1200 noon.

25/1/2017

Volunteers Challenge Cup 2017

Date : 8th February, 2017 (Wednesday)

Time : Box open 1800 hrs. Buffet start at 1900 hrs

Venue : B701-2, 7/F. Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse

Cost : International Buffet at $600 per person inclusive race badge and drinks from Jockey Club.

Dress : Suit, Jacket, Regimental or Association tie.

Reservation to Clubhouse Manager by email at rhkrva@yahoo.com before 18th January, 2017

14/1/2017

Congratulation to the members are selected as the Board of Directors at the Association AGM 2016.

Mr. PAU Chi-leung, Joseph - Chairman
Mr. WONG Wai-man, Matthew - 1st Vice-Chairman
MR. WAN Shun-shing - 2nd Vice-Chairman
Mr. MA Ka-lok, Simon - Secretary
Mr. KEUNG Pak-chung - Director, Treasurer
Mr. CHENG Kin-moon - Director
Mr. TO Chi-keung, Gary - Director
Mr. CHEUK Kin-lop - Director
Mr. LEE Wing-yiu William - Director
Mr. CHOI Kwok-wah Johnny - Director
Mr. YUEN Man-kam, Bernard - Director
Mr. CHUNG Kin-keung - Director
Mr. OWAN Kai-wing Banny - Director
Mr. TANG Kwok-wing John - Director
Mr. LAI Ka-kui Bernard - Director

09/9/2016

Newsletter 201607

See July 2016 issue and please pass on to all members who interested

19/7/2016

Newsletter 201601 -See January 2016 issue and please pass on to all members who interested

12/01/2016

Newsleter July 2015

See attachment of Newsletter 201507 latest issue

09/8/2015

The ARTHUR MAY Story Hong Kong 1941-1945

The man who raised the Union Jack over Hong Kong after 4 years of Japanese occupation

Collated and Narrated by Ronald Taylor

Available to sell at the Clubhouse at $140 special price.

See Poster of the front page of the Book.

09/8/2015

Notice to all members – Parking at Hong Kong Jockey Club

Arrangement was made with Hong Kong Jockey Club for members of the RHKRVA are permitted to park at the Basement of the Jockey Headquarter (entrance from Wong Nai Chung Road turn right from Sport Road) from 1800 to 2200 hrs until 16 September,2015. (Parking spaces are subject to availability).

Permission for parking must be informed one day in advance to the Clubhouse Manager by email at rhkrva@yahoo.com with information in the message of Car Plate Number, VA Membership Number, Full Name, Mobile Phone Contact, Date and Time for parking.

See attachment of route map.

07/7/2015

Newsleter December 2014

See attachment of NEWSLETTER 201412 latest issue

17/12/2014

Association Newsletter : July 2014

Download to view NEWSLETTER

08/8/2014

Association Newsletter for December 2013 latest issue.

Download the Newsletter

06/1/2014

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Use of Personal Data held by the Association

1. With the introduction of the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 the Association wishes to ensure that all members are well informed of the use of their personal data by the Association. This data includes their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

2. The Association will continue to use the data of its members for the purposes of the Objectives of the Association and for advising member of activities and the like to be undertaken by similar organisation which include:

a. The Association's Branches
b. The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association
c. The World War II Veterans Association
d. The Royal British Legion
e. The Hong Kong Prisoner of War Association

 

f. The Hong Kong Adventure Corps and other uniformed youth groups.

3. The Association will use your personal data only for the above purposes. Personal data collected will not be sold, traded or rented in any form or through any means to other parties. The Association will not pass details of the personal data held to a third party without the consent of the individual whose details are being passed.

4. Any member who wishes the data on him, or herself, to exclude any of the above shall communicate the fact to the Association's Club House Manager who will make a record of the fact.

13/5/2013

UK Armed Force Veterans Badge message up-date

Would those members, who applications for the UK Armed Forces Veterans Badge could not be processed as the members did not have their Regimental Number and Dates of Service, please reapply through the Club House Manager. The discovery of certain records of service for members of the Regiment, who were discharged prior to the Regiment's disbandment, could enable the application to be processed now.

The application form can be found at Application for Armed Forces Veterans Badge Updated

06/3/2012

New UK Badge approval list 4th Batch 2010

Jun2010

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS - Regimental Associations
Volunteers remember giving one day¡¦s pay for Life Membership of the Regimental Association. That association organised the annual dinner, a families¡¦ splash night and the dragon boat entry. It relied on the Regiment for its administration and clearly this association could not continue once the Regiment had disbanded. In 1993 its members voted for it to be wound up and dissolved. Hence that association no longer exists.

At the same time a new association, with a slightly different name, came into being on a legal basis which could survive without the Regiment¡¦s support. After disbandment this new association took over some of the duties previously undertaken by the Regiment. These included assistance to Trailwalker and other charities, organising the Victory Day Ceremony at the City Hall and the Foundation Day Dinner. This new association became responsible for its own administration and the running of the club house which we did not have before. This new association is open to all ex-Volunteers, members of the old association, on the payment of a small annual fee, only HK$200 per year. This fee goes part way to maintain the clubhouse, financing the various organised events including the Happy Hour associated with film nights.Last year this new association changed its legal name to be the same as that held by the pre-disbandment association, namely The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) Association.

Jun2010
3rd batch of UK Armed Forces Veterans Badges approved list
 
2nd batch UK Armed Forces Veterans Badges approved list below
Oct08
Application for Armed Forces Veterans Badge Updated Apr08
UK Veterans Lapel Badges - First Submission Confirm issued list.


Footnote :- 1.) For those who are in this list with line crossed are not eligible.
2.) You may contact the Clubhouse Manager with Ref No. by e-mail to clarify.
3.) For those who are not shown in this list will go for second submission to UK.
Mar08
AGM2007 and Annual Dinner Photos - Please link to the following web.
http://picasaweb.google.com/rhkrva/AGM2007RHKRVADinnerPhotos
Sep07
Photo Gallery Updated - Australia Branch - ANZ Day Parade (added) Aug07
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