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Mr Chi Leung Pau 鮑志良先生

Information

Date 19 July 2016 Interviewed by Chungwen Li
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Vivien Tang
Venue Hong Kong Summary and Translation by Gregory Choi

Chi Leung Pau was born in 1944 in Hong Kong. He was enlisted in 1965 as a part-time officer in the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) and had served for thirty years.

Originally, Pau worked at a ship company, and later changed job to South China Morning Post. During that time, he heard of the opportunity to join the army as a part-time officer. In his thirty years of services, he participated in cracking down the infamous ‘67 Riot’. Pau assisted the Hong Kong Police by engaging in risky tasks such as bombs disposal, arresting and hunting down suspects involved in riots. Another responsibility Pau took was to oversee the Hong Kong Adventure Corps, which established after the riot. It aimed at promoting patriotism through encouraging teenagers to develop a sense of attachment to their country. It continues to run after Hong Kong was handed back to China.

Since the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China drew near, Pau retired in 1995 from the army and ended his part-time military career.