Captain (Retired) Albert Lam, MBE 林秉惠上尉(退役),MBE


Date 16 April 2013 Interviewed by Aubrey Ko
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Jingxiang Shi
Venue The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association Ltd Translated by Elise Zhi Li

Born in Hong Kong, Captain (retired) Albert Lam MBE joined the Hong Kong Military Service Corps in February 1973. On completion of his recruit training he was posted to 29 Squadron Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) where he trained to be a driver. After a short period as a Staff Car driver he was selected to be the personal driver for the Commander of British Forces Hong Kong. He went through the ranks to become Sergeant in 1985. In 1986 Sergeant Lam was recommended by the Commanding Officer to attend an Officer Selection Board. After a three-day all rounded test he was selected as Top Student and was first on the list for commission. He was commissioned into the RCT the following year.

Before commanding a transport troop, Lieutenant Lam was put on an Infantry Platoon Commander Battle Course and a Transport Troop Commander Course respectively. He was promoted to Captain in 1989 and appointed Training Officer of a transport Squadron. In 1991 Captain Lam was selected to be the Adjutant of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) (RHKR (V) ), a TA regiment under command of the British Forces Hong Kong but funded by the Hong Kong Government. At the request of the RHKR (V) his service was extended to 1995. In 1996 he was awarded MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding service with the Regiment. Captain Lam retired from the British Forces in March 1997. He is now employed as Manager (Housekeeping) in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.