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Feb 2014: Police in Stanley Camp 1942 - 45

posted 9 Feb 2014, 22:46 by John Leighton

The next meeting of the Hong Kong Branch of the OMRS will be on Tuesday 25th  February at the Police Officers’ Club Reading Room, we will meet in the bar at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.


We are fortunate to have our very own Martin Heyes to lead an interactive meeting on "Police in Stanley Camp 1942 - 45.". Martin will lead off with research on James Hill a Scottish pre-War Hong Kong policeman who joined the Force after service with the Scots Guards from 1923-27.  He served during the battle for Hong Kong and was subsequently interned in Stanley. He left the Force having reached the  rank of Detective Inspector and having served in Special Branch. I will then follow up with the medals and stories of several wartime policemen and it is hoped that members with similar medals or research will follow on. At the conclusion of the meeting Martin will present copies of his research on James Hill, which includes documents and photographs, to a representative of the Hong Kong Police Archives and Museum.


Guests welcome.