2022: Welcome to the new Gwulo website

Here you'll find over 47,000 pages about old Hong Kong to explore, including over 30,000 photos. The content is added by a friendly community of people who enjoy sharing what we know about Hong Kong's history, and you are very welcome to join us.

The upgraded version of Gwulo.com went live in August 2022. Though it is mostly complete, there are still some areas that need more work. Please visit the 2022 Gwulo upgrade forum for details of the latest work on the site, and how to report any problems you notice.

BAAG names and code-numbers

Submitted by David on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:00

Elizabeth Ride has kindly sent a list of additional British Army Aid Group (BAAG) numbers, and the people they refer to.

In most cases these people were BAAG agents, working for the British in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. They were referred to in written messages by number rather than name, for added security in case the message was intercepted by the Japanese. eg it was safer to send a message by runner that "62 was going to be in Shum Chun on Thursday" than include 62's name.

Gwulo in 2015

Submitted by David on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 19:00

It's time for a quick review of last year, and a look forward to the plans for 2015.

Before that let me say thank you for reading Gwulo over the last twelve months, offer special thanks to everyone who has contributed to the website, and send best wishes to you for the year ahead.

Regards, David

2014 Review

How did last year's plans turn out?