Mr Sui Tong Ho 何瑞棠先生


Date 14 April 2013 Interviewed by Aubrey Ko
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Jingxiang Shi
Venue Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence Translated by Peter Nix

Sui Tong Ho was born in Hong Kong and completed his education there. Before joining the army, he worked as an office assistant and clerk in an insurance company in Kowloon. In 1969, Sui Tong Ho joined the Hong Kong Military Service Corps (HKMSC), a unit of the British Army. After completing recruit training, he was assigned to the 29 Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport, and served in various positions including staff car driver, section second-in-charge, instructor, and section commander. During this time he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. In 1977, he was transferred to Hong Kong Military Service Corps headquarters, serving as an instructor; Company Quarter Master Sergeant of the Quarter Master Office; Company Sergeant Major, and Sergeant Major in the Dragon Company. He rose to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. In 1989, Sui Tong Ho was transferred to the Small Arms School Corps. He retired from service in 1991 after 22 years of service in the army. He was awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1984.

The same year Sui Tong Ho retired from the army (1991) he was appointed a security officer at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He later took an occupational safety course, qualifying as a Registered Safety Officer of the Labour Department, Hong Kong. In 1993, he went on to become a Senior Health, Safety and Environment Specialist at HKUST, a position he still holds today. Since 2000, Sui Tong Ho has also been teaching occupational health and safety for the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Occupational Safety & Health Council.

In 2011 Sui Tong Ho became the administrative vice-chairman of the British-Chinese Soldiers Benevolent Association.

(Profile translated by: James Laughton-Smith)