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British Garrison

Garrison cuts

SPENDING on the British Garrison has been slashed by nearly a third due to the bulk of the withdrawal having taken place last year. The Government will spend $1.05 billion on defence this year, a reduction of 28.8 per cent from the $1.4 billion it spent last year.

Saturday, 25 February, 1995, 12:00am

Training plan

LOCAL soldiers made redundant by the withdrawal of the British Garrison will be the first beneficiaries of a retraining programme. From next month, the Employees' Retraining Board will offer services to all organisations who have to cut more than 20 employees.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Military use only for prime site

THE People's Liberation Army (PLA) will be banned from engaging in business activities on military sites it inherits from the British Garrison in 1997 under a draft Sino-British accord on defence land.

15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Mickey and pals grounded

ELEPHANTS might fly, but mice cannot, according to Disney corporate rules revealed to Keeping Posted by sources in the British Garrison.

Plans to have Mickey Mouse and his significant other half, Minnie, fly into the British Military Hospital in an army-operated Scout helicopter were scotched by Disney bigwigs at the last minute.

20 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Army countdown brings on selling spree

LONG after the British Garrison has left Hong Kong, its jeeps will be roaming the streets of China, and armoured cars transporting gold bullion in Papua New Guinea.

As the countdown to 1997 begins in earnest, with the Army Air Corps 660 Squadron officially stopping flying on Friday, more and more army surplus will be going under the hammer.

29 Dec 1993 - 12:00am