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A Small Band Of Men - An Englishman's Adventures in Hong Kong's Marine Police

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1976-09-03 to Mon, 1997-06-30

Les Bird joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976 during a period of rapid change in one of the British Empire’s few remaining colonies, and witnessed the last years of the hard-working, hard-drinking colonial policemen handing out rough justice in the World of Suzie Wong.

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Fred WOODHEAD [1913-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Woodhead
Given: 
Fred
Birth
Date: 
1913-09-14
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sheffield

On 26 August 1939 Fred Woodhead set sail from Southampton to Hong Kong on the Viceroy of India together with a number of other "Crown Agents" who were members of the Hong Kong Police.  After the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 he was imprisoned in Sham Shui Po POW Camp.  He was on the Lisbon Maru on 1 October 1942 when it was torpedoed and sunk by US submarine Grouper.  Fred survived and was then transferred to Osaka Camp #1, where he remained for the duration of the war.  He returned to the UK after his release and married his finacee, Miss Jeannie Smith, 3 weeks lat

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Tsuen Wan police station (previous version) [1959-c.1991]

Date Place completed: 
c.1959-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1991-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

(former) Tsuen Wan Police Station

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Brief glimpse of the front of Tsuen Wan police station. Screen shot from 1969 film "Die Jungen Tiger von Hongkong".

Hong Kong Police -Traffic-Branch- Motorcycle & Inspector's winter uniform -1966

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

Photo showing  HKP - Traffic Branch inspector's winter uniform and standard police traffic patrol motorcycle used in the mid 1960s. This was  a twin-cylinder 350cc Triumph model T90 or T3 ( ?  advice from experts please ) . A two-way radio was mounted on a rack at the back in the position where the pillion seat would located be on a civilian version of this model. 

Photo of "Chinarail" on bike taken in 1966 at Wong Tai Sin police station  

HKP Traffic Branch Motorcycle & Inspector's Summer Uniform - 1966

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

Photo showing  HKP - Traffic Branch inspector's summer uniform and standard police traffic patrol motorcycle used in the mid 1960s. This was  a twin-cylinder 350cc Triumph model T90 or T3 ( ?  advice from experts please ) . A "Pye - Cambridge" brand two-way radio, designed for motorcycles, was mounted on a rack at the back in the position where the pillion seat would located be on a civilian version of this model. 

Photo of "Chinarail" on bike taken in 1966 at Wong Tai Sin police station  

Thomas Ross HUNTER [1905-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hunter
Given: 
Thomas Ross
Birth
Date: 
c.1905-01-01 (Day is approximate)

Ernest Sidney JONES (aka Bob) [1917-1997]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Jones
Given: 
Ernest Sidney
Alias / nickname: 
Bob
Birth
Date: 
1917-11-02
Death
Date: 
c.1997-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Robert HOGARTH (aka Bert) [1914-1987]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hogarth
Given: 
Robert
Alias / nickname: 
Bert
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
c.1987-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

John Roderick Harcourt CLEMENTS [1921-1986]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clements
Given: 
John Roderick Harcourt
Birth
Date: 
1921-07-06
Death
Date: 
c.1986-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Cause of death: 
Cancer

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