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R E Jones, submariner

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R E Jones, submariner

Thanks to Rae for this newspaper clipping that mentions her father, R E Jones, serving onboard HMS Oswald, a submarine. It says he was heading from Singapore to Hong Kong.

Date is a guess.

Here is more about the O-class submarines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin-class_submarine

And more specifically about HMS Oswald:

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930


For Rae.

If the newspaper clipping is correct, HMS Oswald sailed from Singapore on 21 March 1934 and arrived in Hong Kong on 27 March 1934. Not sure how these dates tie in with his government service in Hong Kong.

A photo HMS Oswald probably taken in Hong Kong can be viewed here 

January 1932 HMS Oswald passing by the Peninsula and Holt's Wharf.

1932 HMS Oswald


I believe my father started his prison officer career at Stanley sometime in 1935. He fell in love with Hong Kong and joining the prison service was probably the easiest and quickest way to start a life in Hong Kong. After the war he soon moved on to work in PWD. Rae