The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
May 24th 2021 to Jan 2nd 2022 - During the height of the Covid disaster in Nepal, Chairman Albert Lam (Captain-Retired) and Patron Sean Hotung mobilized the men and women of the HKESA. Together with Mrs. Mary Hotung and Tirlok Gurung, they organized, and or paid for three life saving medical Air and Land shipments, valued at approximately 1 million USD. A portion of these supplies (40 LPM Oxygen Tanks and 250 10 LPM Oxygen Concentrators) can be used for decades to come and constantly saving lives. To undertand more of this Operation please see the following links:
Videos of HKESA packing supplies :
Regular "Happy Hours" is held on the last Friday of each month from 1830 to 2100 hours. This function is well known by members both local and overseas, it creates a focal point for members to meet old friends and updating information. The turn out of this activity is always good.
The celebration of the anniversary of the Association is regularly to be held in March every year. This function is supported by the HK LEP Trust. Over 500 members, local and overseas, friends and families, plus VIPs from UK attend this function. The attendance is growing every year.
The Camp is held annually with the aim to allow children of LEPs to enjoy outdoor activities during their summer holidays. This is one of the most popular events of the Association, well support by members and their families. The camp is subsidised by an annual grant from the HK LEP Trust.
Poppy Day is the Flag Day (to be held on second Saturday in November every year) of The Royal British Legion (Hong Kong & China Branch) and is the only day during the year that the Legion raises funds from the Public assisted by the The Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association. The Royal British Legion (Hong Kong & China Branch) is a Charitable Institution in Hong Kong. It was established for the purpose of providing assistance to ex-servicemen and women and their dependants who fall on hard times. As many of the former servicemen are aging, the call for assistance increases.
After the return of sovereignty of Hong Kong to the PRC, our Association has great pleasure and honour to organise the Remembrance Ceremony (to be held on second Sunday in November every year at 11:00am).
The participants include Councilors of Executive and Legislative Council, Consuls-General in Hong Kong, representatives from Community organisations, veterans, members of ex-service associations and representatives from disciplined services who have members killed in both World Wars.
OTHER REMEMBRANCE/MEMORIAL CEREMONIES
During the year, the Association takes part in many remembrance ceremonies, namely the ANZAC Day in April; the Victory Day in August; the Government's memorial service to war deads in October and the Canadian memorial service to their war dead in Hong Kong in December. On behalf of all members of the Association, the Chairman lays wreath at the Memorials to honour those who gave their lives during both World Wars.
Outings, either local tours or weekend trips to the Mainland, are very popular events in the Association. Members and their families enjoy trips that are organised by the Entertainment Committee.