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Mr Yiu Fat Choi 蔡耀輝先生

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Date 16 July 2016 Interviewed by Chungwan Li
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Vivien Tang
Venue Hong Kong Summary and Translation by Gregory Choi

Yiu Fat Choi was born in Hong Kong in 1964. He was enlisted in 1982 and had served for eight years.

After completing his military training as a recruit, Choi first served in the Dragon Company. He was later redeployed to assume duty as a Regimental Policeman in the Shek Kong Barracks. He worked as a driver in the Royal Corp of Transport until retirement. Whilst serving in the Dragon Company, Choi was a member of the Lion Dance team that made up of at least ten other persons in the Company. They performed on special occasions, celebrations or festivals.

When he worked under the The 29th Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport, Choi was responsible for transportation of supplies, aids, and soldiers; for example he helped to bring soldiers who suffered injuries during training to the army hospital. Apart from his service in Hong Kong, Choi once participated in the combat training that took place in the jungle of Borneo together with the Gurkhas and other soldiers from the Commonwealth countries.

Choi retired from the army in 1990. He later worked at a security company, and now he works in the funeral business as an undertaker.

(Profile translated by: Gregory Choi/Alfred Sloley)