Submitted by David on Fri, 2012-05-11 18:00
Here is the second batch of Places from Rob Weir's research. The first  showed the artillery batteries around Hong Kong. This batch records Fire Control sites and buildings. These housed the people and equipment responsible for identifying targets, then telling the gunners where to aim their gun so they'd hit the target.
Here they are on a map (subscribers, please click here to view it on the website): <Read more ...>
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 2012-04-22 12:39
The following guest post is courtesy of Bill Griffiths, introducing us to his late wife, Nancy Kong. Nancy joined the Hong Kong Defence Force Naval branch in 1949, and soon gained a reputation as a sharpshooter. Here is her story:
Joining the Wrens
In 1949, the Hong Kong Regiment was reorganized and became part of the Hong Kong Defence Force, which also included separate Air and Naval units. A certain young Chinese girl, Nancy Kong who had lived in constant danger and suffered under the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War two, joined up to serve as a Naval Rating determined to do her best in serving as a volunteer.
Learning to shoot
It was not long before she was introduced to the service rifle, and started learning to shoot using the old Lee Enfield bolt action .303: <Read more ...>