The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP
The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP

Marching orders: when the Royal Hong Kong Regiment was disbanded

  • Formed in 1854 to compensate for a reduced British military presence at the time of the Crimean war, ‘The Volunteers’ was disbanded in 1995
  • The regiment took part in the fight against the Japanese invasion, border patrols and looking after Vietnamese boatpeople

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The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP
The Volunteers’ final parade passes by chief secretary Anson Chan on September 2, 1995. Photo: SCMP
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