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Recruit Training

We're more than just a famous name, say colonial diehards

Colonial British rule may be fading into the pages of Hong Kong history, but for one group of local military enthusiasts, allegiance to the crown remains and is marching in strange tune with former members of the People's Liberation Army.

Sunday, 8 May, 2011, 12:00am

Busy executive signs up for basic training at beauty boot camp

People talk about makeovers but few actually go through the process, especially one as rigorous as local marketing executive Sunna Hong is enduring. The Hong Kong-based Korean single mother embarked on a 'beauty boot camp' for a new website called Redlife-Asia.com, which plans to make her look '10 years younger in two weeks'.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Trouble in the ranks

Going into the country's jails to recruit troops is the latest desperate measure from a British army that is dwindling in size while facing increasing commitments overseas.

Critics say the proposal shows how the army is having to scrape the barrel to find enough soldiers to fulfil increasing commitments in Kosovo, Bosnia and East Timor.

9 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Marine officers' beat covers 2,000 sq kms

Inspectors and constables who wish to do something other than patrol the streets can apply to join the Marine Police following their basic training.

About 2,000 Marine Police officers patrol the 2,000 square kilometres of water that surrounds Hong Kong, with officers on duty for 24-hour stints.

22 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

In the Army now

A student adjusts her classmate's hair as they arrive at Taiwan's Cheng Kung army base. Some 260 female university students registered for 19 days of military training at the base in Taichung.

20 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Strict training drill for police to stay, says commandant

THE commandant of the Police Training School has pledged to continue the military-style drill for recruits despite recent criticism.

Chief Superintendent Eric Leung Chi-bun said yesterday criticism of the school's training programme was misplaced, and there would be no further changes to repetitious marching with rifles, foot drill, snap room inspections and mock parades.

30 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Shake-up in police training

TRAINING is being significantly reshaped to sharpen the instincts and street sense of police recruits.

Police Training School deputy commandant Senior Superintendent Anthony McLoughlin said the 24-week residential course had been lengthened by one week to include extra tactical firearms training and social science lessons.

25 Apr 1994 - 12:00am