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Royal Hong Kong Regiment

Changing of the guard

Since 1997, Hong Kong has hosted a small, deliberately low-profile People's Liberation Army presence. As memories of the Tiananmen 'incident' in 1989 steadily recede among the general population, the lingering unease generated by the tragedy has also lifted.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

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.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

soldiers of fortune

Since 1841, the British garrison had been responsible for the overall defence of Hong Kong, but was found wanting when the Japanese invaded in 1941. Like Singapore, Hong Kong is too small to

be effectively defended from external attack for long.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

A life marked by courage and the determination to survive

Arthur Gomes may have been able to forgive what the Japanese prison guards did to him and other Hong Kong prisoners of war but he was never able to forget.

The extrovert Portuguese national with a lively sense of humour died in Queen Mary Hospital after being admitted on Sunday with a high fever and chest infection. He was 90.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic volunteers to undergo training

About 200 people chosen as volunteer leaders for the 2008 Olympic equestrian event will receive training next month, the Equestrian Company said yesterday.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Where to look for voluntary work

Prince of Wales Hospital Health Support: About 50 volunteers are recruited every summer to escort patients and help man the enquiry desk. Volunteers may also be asked to do admin tasks. For an application form, call 2632 3172 or 2632 3158.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

On the war path

What is it?

This is a newly opened heritage trail that cuts through the centre of Hong Kong Island. The idea behind the new trail is to show what went on in Hong Kong on December 19, 1941, during the heaviest day of fighting during the second world war.

So, what can I see?

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Exhibition to commemorate role of HK Volunteers

Updated at 6.34pm: An exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong Volunteers is currently on show at the Museum of Coastal Defence, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

The exhibition - 'Serving Hong Kong: the Hong Kong Volunteers' - was organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and the 'RHKR The Volunteers Association'.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Students lacking youthful idealism

There would be few people in Hong Kong who would have wanted to see at the Fortune Global Forum earlier this month the sort of rioting which was witnessed in Seattle, Prague and many other cities over the past two years.

31 May 2001 - 12:00am