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 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.
Address : 9th Floor, Happy Valley Stand, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Telephone Office : (852)2966 7895
Telephone Bar : (852)2966 7881, 29667896
Fax : (852)2966 7882
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.rhkr.org
Mailing Address : P.O. Box 47296, Morrison Hill Post Office, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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 : W/Tp at 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
Happy Hours Gathering
162nd Foundation Day Dinner of The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers)
Date : 27th May, 2016. (Friday)
Time : 1800 - 2300 hrs (all attending the dinner to be in the Clubhouse at 1915 hrs the latest)
Venue (Dinner at 2000 hrs): Hong Kong Jockey Club, 5/F., Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Venue (Pre and Post Dinner drinks) : VA Clubhouse, 9/F., Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley. Hong Kong
Cost : At HK$590 per Members and Guests
Dress : Black Tie or Dark Lounge Suit. Ex-members of Woman's Troop are invited to wear their Black Evening Dress. Miniatures shall be worn.
See attachment for details and reply before 13th May, 2016.
Membership Renewal 2016
(for the period of 1st January to 31st December, 2016)
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Newsletter 201601 -See January 2016 issue and please pass on to all members who interested
Board of Directors for the year 2015-2016
Congratulation to Mr Ronald Taylor as our Honorable President
Directors appointment of the Association as follows.
Newsleter July 2015
See attachment of Newsletter 201507 latest issue
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.
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 email@example.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.
Membership Renewal for 2015
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Newsleter December 2014
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Association Newsletter : July 2014
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Association Newsletter for December 2013 latest issue.
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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