Les Bird (left) joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976, where he chased smugglers and rescued Vietnamese boatpeople. He is now a writer. Photo: SCMP
Les Bird (left) joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976, where he chased smugglers and rescued Vietnamese boatpeople. He is now a writer. Photo: SCMP
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Freedom swimmers from China, boatpeople from Vietnam – ex-marine policeman in Hong Kong Les Bird, now a writer, recalls an eventful career

  • After adventures in Africa, Les Bird joined the Hong Kong Marine Police, where he rescued Vietnamese boatpeople and swimmers from China and chased smugglers
  • A lover of writing as a child, he picked up his pen again and is the author of two books about his police career. He tells Kate Whitehead about an eventful life

Les Bird (left) joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976, where he chased smugglers and rescued Vietnamese boatpeople. He is now a writer. Photo: SCMP
Les Bird (left) joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976, where he chased smugglers and rescued Vietnamese boatpeople. He is now a writer. Photo: SCMP
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