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Mr Kwok Keung Ko 高國強先生

Information

Date 16 March 2016 Interviewed by Chungwan Li
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Vivien Tang
Venue Hong Kong Summary and Translation by Níng Yǐng Hóng/Laura Ritchie-Roberts

Kwok Keung Ko, also known by Henry was born into a naval family in Hong Kong in 1961. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1982 and served for three years and a month.

Ko was serving as a steward but the nature of his works varied. On shore he had to take care of the wardroom; his duties included catering and serving of food for the senior officers. On board he assisted and helped deal with any request from them. Occasionally he also had to take on and share sailors works, such as flags signaling, lowering and lifting the anchor, and managing ammunition, etc.

He was once sent to England to carry out ship settlement. He stayed for at least six to seven months and, during that time, he attended the arranged courses by the Navy that covered knowledge of fire-fighting and first-aid in Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland.

Ko retired from the Royal Navy in 1985 and now works in the governmental sector.

(Profile translated by: Gregory Choi/Alfred Sloley)