Everything tagged: Military

Hugh Basil Williamson (1908 - 1992)

Submitted by shetland on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 16:17

Hi  I have just joined this forum as I have an interest in Hugh Basil Williamson and have seen his name mentioned here.  I am particularly trying  to research his military career.  |I have seen one post which talks about him joining 'BAAG'  what is this please ?


Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.




British military training with live ammo in country parks?

Submitted by hongkonger on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 18:00

Those of us who metal detect will of course be familiar with the blank rounds which litter the countryside from British army training in the 80s. However, recently I have found fired bullets (not casings) around various spots in Hong Kong, near or on major hiking routes like the MacLehose trail, sometimes smack dab in the center of the path where hundreds of thousands of hikers have likely trodden.

Eligibility for UK Awards, Decorations and Honours including medals for WW2 Veterans and ARP

Submitted by Dr Anthony Ablong on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 11:57

Good afternoon (Canberra time) David,

In researching material for a publication on Australian citizens that fought on behalf of the Allies against the Japanese in WW2 in mainland China and SE Asia including HK, I had difficulty finding any reference to the eligibility criteria for awards, decorations, honours and medals particularly relating to the gallant men and women in their role as defenders in the defence HK during WW2.