Chung Wan

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 22:01

This is page 3A of the Hong Kong streetmaps featureing some of the oldest building and landmarks of Hong Kong.

Date picture taken
12 Aug 1945
Shows place(s)


Noted HKPR HQ at the old City Hall site (today's old Bank of China Building). Does HKPR stand for the Hong Kong Police Reserve or something else?

I think you are right. There was indeed a Hong Kong Police Reserve Unit established in 1914 which is the predecessor to the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force. I understand it was established to supplement the police ranks when numerous full-time officers returned to Europe to fight WWI.

Whilst still it is possible, the term Head Quarters is unlikely to be used to refer to 
a Public Repository. It would more than likely be called a Building.