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Mr Pak Chung Keung 姜柏松先生

Information

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

Pak Chung Keung signed up to join the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) in May 1967. After serving for eight years as trooper and NCO, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and appointed as Troop Leader. Keung was later sent to Brunei for jungle warfare training and to the School of Infantry for training as Regimental Signals Officer in 1980 and Company Commander in 1984. In the same year he was appointed as Squadron Leader, a position he held for 4 years. In 1989 Keung was appointed as Honorary ADC to His Excellency Sir David Wilson. In 1992, The Regiment required to recruit an extra 200 new members to maintain numbers up until September 1995 when the regiment was disbanded. Keung was tasked to command the last recruit cadre (Cadre 49). This active role was completed in June 1993 and he was posted to Reserve Officers until The Regiment was disbanded on 3 September 1995. Keung was honored with Efficiency Decoration in 1985 and awarded MBE Military in 1996. After the Regiment was disbanded, Keung was appointed as Director of the NGO Hong Kong Adventure Corps (HKAC) and became Commandant between the years 1996-97. He was appointed as Secretary of HKAC from 2000 to 2003 and went on to be appointed as Chief Staff Officer (Volunteer) in 2006.

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