Mr Tak Fai Yik 易德輝先生
|Date||15 November 2016||Interviewed by||Gregory Choi|
|Language||Cantonese||Audio Edited by||Vivien Tang|
|Venue||London, United Kingdom||Summary and Translation by||Gregory Choi, Yu Bo & Charlotte Chan|
Peter Tak Fai Yik was born in Hong Kong in 1948. Once he graduated in 1966 from the high school, he was enlisted in the army and had in total served for twenty years.
Upon completing the training as a recruit, he was assigned to the Royal Corps of Signals where he helped on daily administrative tasks such as printing and delivering letters. After two months he was sent to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps at Argyle Street and worked as a regimental policeman. Under the Royal Army Ordnance, he was responsible for the efficient running of the storeroom, ensuring that all army units were supplied with enough food and uniforms. In 1968, he applied to serve for the Training Depot. He had attended the four month course before qualified as an instructor in map-reading and English tutoring. In 1977 he left the Training Depot since he was appointed as one of the three battalion commanders for the Army Dog Unit under the Royal Army Veterinary Corps ,where he managed over 200 people. His main task was to lead the battalion in hunting down illegal immigrants along the border. After three years, he was promoted to officer rank and he went on to join the Guard Company, HKMSC, where he was responsible for the health and safety issues, welfare issues, administration and training issues of the soldiers. The Guard Company was the last department he served under the army. In 1986 he eventually retired as a Captain and began to work for a security firm in Hong Kong.
Now Peter is fully retired and settle in France with his family.