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Holland-China Trading Company dinner, Hong Kong 1950

Charles Gesner van der Voorts' (1916-1991) friends Phil Beekmeijer and his wife Ans and Karel Baggerman and his wife attended a dinner for the occasion of Philip Harding Klimanek leaving Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Hong Kong.

The photo was taken by Ming Yuen Studio, 6 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Courtesy Beekmeijer family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong, 1950, retirement Klimanek

Even though HCHC was taken over by Internatio in 1948, people kept referring to the company as Holland-China Trading Company. This group photo was taken for the occasion of senior manager Philip Harding Klimanek (front row, sixth from the left) leaving the company. Charles Gesner van der Voort can be found front row, first from the left, his wife Nancy third from the left. Phil Beekmeijer and his wife Ans are third row, first and second from the left.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Phil & Ans Beekmeijer waving off friends going on 'big leave', Hong Kong 1951

Charles Gesner van der Voort's friend Phil Beekmeijer lived in Hong Kong with his wife Ans Beekmeijer-Kroeze when this photo was taken. In this year, 1951, he had been awarded with the Dutch Bronze Cross, for his "very courageous and prudent acting" during the Battle of Arnhem, "in which he did not sleep for three days", his daughter Liesbeth adds. Proud of the honour of receiving the award, he wore the decoration, for the occasion of waving off friends for a 'big leave', which Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) staff were entitled to after working abroad for four years.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Phil Beekmeijer on 'big leave' after ten years abroad; arriving at Schiphol in 1950, with DC-4 by Braathens SAFE (N-HAT)

Charles Gesner van der Voorts' friend Phil Beekmeijer started to work for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in January 1940, joined the military, became one of the Netherlands first commandos, returned to China to work for HCHC in Tientsin (Tianjin) and had his first leave after ten years, in 1950. Usually, HCHC employees received half a year leave after four years abroad. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Portrait Phil Beekmeijer, Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1950

Portrait of Phil Beekmeijer, on of Charles' friends in Shanghai in 1940, as well as in Hong Kong in 1950. They both worked at Holland-China Trading Company, with offices in Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin).

Courtesy Beekmeijer family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), Hong Kong 1951

This Holland-China Trading Company photo shows Charles' friend and colleagues Phil Beekmeijer, last row, third from the left and Karel Baggerman. Charles is last row, right from the large pillar, fourth man.

The photo was taken by Ming Yuen Studio, 6 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951
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