A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images
A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Naafi canteens kept Hong Kong’s British military in beer, tea and brown sauce

Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes facilities provided a connection to a familiar way of life for British military personnel stationed in Hong Kong

A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images
A Naafi mobile canteen brings a variety of goodies from home for British soldiers in Libya in 1942. Photo: Getty Images
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