Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

‘At midnight I took off my Royal Hong Kong Police badge and got on with fighting crime’

Chief Superintendent Barry Smith recalls a seamless transition of authority on June 30, 1997

Topic |   Hong Kong handover 20th anniversary
Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Superintendent Barry Smith says the handover was the biggest security operation the police force had ever undertaken. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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