The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association
 
 
   
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ASSOCIATION DETAILS

Establishment

Aim

Address

Opening Hours

Branches

Management

 

 

 

 

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association was established in March 1997. All ex-LEPs, who have served with the British Garrison in Hong Kong, are eligible to join. The Association was formed as a result of the amalgamation of the following FOUR Associations:-

(1) The World War II Veterans Association

The World War II Veterans Association was founded by those Hong Kong Chinese soldiers fought bravely in the defence of Hong Kong against the Japanese. Many of the members are now in their late 80s and some of them require assistance. To-date the Association has less than 50 members. The Association's clubhouse is in Causeway Bay near the Central Library.

(2) The Royal Navy LEP

The history of the Hong Kong Chinese sailors served with the Royal Navy goes back to 19th century. These Hong Kong Chinese sailors were employed as cook, steward, seamen, electrical & engineering ratings, medical and store assistance in HMS Tamar and on board of war ships all over the world.

(3) The Hong Kong Soldiers' Association

The Hong Kong Soldiers' Association was founded in 1966 as the Regimental Association of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps (HKMSC). The history of the Hong Kong Chinese Soldiers serving in the British Army can be traced back to the 1880's when locals were employed by the Royal Engineers in building of barracks and defence works. During World War II, they fought alongside with the British Troops in the defence of HK. Many were killed or taken prisoner of war. After the War, the Hong Kong Chinese Training Unit (HKCTU) was formed in January 1948 with the aim to recruit and train HK Chinese Soldiers for various duties in the British Garrison in Hong Kong.

In 1962, the HKCTU became the Hong Kong Military Service Corps. This organisation offered Hong Kong Chinese soldiers the opportunity to pursue a full career in the Army up to and including commissioned rank. At the peak there were over 1,200 Hong Kong Chinese officers and soldiers serving throughout the Garrison in a wide variety of roles and employments.

(4) The Hong Kong Ex-Soldiers' Association

The Hong Kong Ex-Soldiers' Association was founded in 1979 and was officially registered as a non-profit making organisation. All members are ex-soldiers of the HKMSC. The Association was formed to promote comradeship and help those who were in distress.

THE AIM OF THE HONG KONG EX-SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION

The Association's aims are:-

(a) Strive for the recognition by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

(b) Seek the betterment and to enhance relationship of our members through a variety of leisure activities. And more importantly, to provide assistance to those members who need help.

(c) Participate the charity activities enthusiastically and access to charitable support to the relevant charity communities in Hong Kong.

ADDRESS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Address
:
The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association Ltd.
 
Rm 510-512, 5/F Wang Cheong Factory Estate, Blk 2
 
783 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan
 

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Location
:
Road Map (free download for Acrobat Reader)
Tel No.
:
(852) 2387 4615
Fax No.
:
(852) 2387 5074
E-mail
:
hq@hkesa.com.hk
Website
:
http://www.hkesa.com.hk

OPENING HOURS


0930 hrs - 1800 hrs (Monday to Friday)

0930 hrs - 2100 hrs (last Friday of every month)

BRANCHES

UK Address
:
16 Gorse Road, Frimley, Camberley
   
Surrey GU16 8TB, UK
  Tel No.
:
44 (0) 7789401113
  E-mail
:
hkesa.ukb@gmail.com
       
Ontario Canada Address
:
51 Waite Crescent, Stouffville
   
Ontario L4A 0B8, Canada
  Tel No.
:
1 416 5648737
  E-mail
:
johnfsa@gmail.com
       
BC Canada Address
:
265 East 61st Avenue
   
Vancouver, B.C. V5X 2B5, Canada
  Tel No.
:
1 604 3228735
  E-mail
:
bill_leung@telus.net

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Association will do its best to provide service for members as follows:-

(a) As a point of contact.

(b) Organising activities (both social and sports).

(c) Welfare assistance.

There are many LEPs in Hong Kong and we very much hope that they would all join. However, this takes time and needs support from members. To-date the Association has over 1,300 members.

The LEP clubhouse, managed by the Association, is opened to all members for their use, such as function and re-union. Members are not required to pay subscription.

An Executive Committee, elected by members, runs the Association. The term of office of the committee is 2 years.