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Military Memories from 1959 Hong Kong (Kingston Museum Roadshow)

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Brigadier Norman Allen reminisces about his personal experiences serving in 1959 Hong Kong.

The Team from the British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project will also introduce the British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project, by playing the project video and explaining how you can also get involved.

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Norman Allen was born in South London in 1937. His schooling was interrupted by the Second World War and by more than a year surviving an episode of TB. He was called for National Service in 1956, to be commissioned inthe Royal Military Police. Granted a Regular Commission in 1958, he served in London and Singapore, before sailing to Hong Kong in 1959. Subsequently he served a wide variety of military posts in Britain, Germany (including six years in Berlin) andd elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Army Staff and the National Defence Colleges. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1986, to be the Provost Marshal and Inspector of Establishments (Army) until his retirement in 1990; during this appointment he was appointed an Honorary ADC to Her Majesty and was advanced from OBE tobe a CBE. His close links with Hong Kong have continued since 1962. In 2012 Norman was pleased to become the Patron of the HKOR Benevolent Association.

  • British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project

Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, British Chinese Armed Forces is a 4-year partnership project (2015-2018) collaborated with Ming-Ai (London) Institute and Regent's University London. The primary aim of the project is to create a historical archive which will become the basis for the generation of a series of related community initiatives.

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