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Repatriation Notice No 7-to Australia via HMS Striker-September 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

business card Karel Baggerman, Holland Engineering & Trading Co Ltd, Hong Kong

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975

Bronze Cross Karel Baggerman

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

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

Portrait Karel Baggerman ca 1943

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

kowloon dockyard 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

From the ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Description:

HMS OXFORDSHIRE AT HONG KONG TO COLLECT POW'S. SEPTEMBER 1945.

HM Hospital ship OXFORDSHIRE alongside the jetty at Hong Kong harbour. Prisoners of war and internees were taken home in her.
 

 

Air Raids on Hong Kong in WW2

Beginning in October 1943, the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy started bombing Hong Kong and surround areas.  From some of the raids photos exist, mainly taken from US planes.

The following photos will start with an excerpt from R.E. Jones Wartime diary.

World War II Minstrel Shows in HK camps

Does anyone have information about the minstrel shows that were put on by the folks in the Stanley and Sham Shui Po Camps during World War II?

Stanley seems to have held at least two minstrel shows:

Flt. lt. H.B Gray G.C. A.F.M -postal cover

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

HK Liberation 30 Aug 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

From Imperial War Museum. REf: IWM A30542

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

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.

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