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Bill Purcell
Nov 01, 2021
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Hi there. I served with 24 Fld Engr Rgt RE 56 Fld Sqn at Gordon camp down at Tai La/Castle Peak area from February 1956. We were a working squad that built an irrigation damn in No Mans Land on the border for the Hong Kong Government. Whilst on-site we used the Gren Howards camp for NAAFI and joined in with the Green Howards. My reason for this blog is to see, and it is very difficult to find, any photos of that period in Hong Kong on the net, especially photos of the Queens Birthday parade in 1956. and the 1956 Double 10th riots in Tsuen Wan and Kowloon. Our mob was with the police in the Tsuen Wan area at the time Did any of you older guys serve around that period if so I would like to have a chin wag over an old sandbag with you ?
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