Mr Jimmy Kong 江劍洪先生

Information

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 Zhaoping Zhen

Jimmy Kong was born in Hong Kong. He worked in a local factory as a mechanic for over three years before he joined the British Army in 1973. During his twenty-one full years' loyal Crown Service, he had worked in the Training Depot of Hong Kong Military Service Corps for two years and then in 29 Transport Squadron for nineteen years stationed in Hong Kong Garrison.

Apart from undertaking routine military transportation jobs in 29 Transport Squadron, Jimmy was a key player of the squadron rifle shooting and motorcycle display team. In 1981, he was selected to perform the motorcycle displays in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Moreover, he was deployed to Cyprus as part of the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces as a Staff Sergeant to provide the 1st and 2nd lines of transport service for the UN forces in the Green Belt of Cyprus in 1991 for six months. He retired in 1994 in the rank of Warrant Officer. In his Armed Forces service, he had managed over 100 various military vehicles and a staff of sixty men. To recognise his outstanding service to the Crown, he was awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal and United Nation's Service Medal.

Jimmy Kong loves travelling and outward-bound activities. He has visited over twenty-eight countries so far. Jimmy is married and has 2 children.