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"From One Hell to Another" - George Peterson speaks to The Lance on his 94th birthday

Tribute to Robert "Flash" Clayton in the Orillia Packet and Times

2015 Trip to Hong Kong and Japan organized by Mike Babin. Still time to sign up!

Wasureru-Nai - Winter Edition of our National Newsletter is available

Memorial Wall Update

Check out George MacDonell's new book: They Never Surrrendered

Fall Edition of our National Newsletter "Wasureru-Nai" now online.

Check our submissions page: An account of the life of Hal Shepherd by Winston Smith. Stories I Tell

My Canadian Soldier
- a short story published in the Jamaica Gleaner on Sept 14.

"Flash" Clayton's upcoming book Hoping in Hell pre-order information (PDF)

Check out the latest updates, as of Aug 16, in our Photo Gallery

New book added to our reading list: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Plaza honours seven Battle of Hong Kong veterans from Arden Avenue - Winnipeg Free Press

Read about Gander Heritage Memorial Park which will feature a full-sized statue of Sgt Gander

Summer Edition of our National Newsletter now available. Contains latest news on the status of the Memorial Wall repairs and name corrections

The Arden 7 Interpretive Plaza, located in Jules Mager Park, at the corner of St. Michael Road and River Road in Winnipeg will be unveiled at the site on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10 AM. All are most welcome to attend.

Canadian PoWs' song from Japanese camp gave hope during WW II. CBC News Manitoba

How a family was built on the basis of forgiveness. Globe and Mail.

Letter from the Minister of Veterans Affairs: National Day of Honour (PDF)

The spring 2014 edition of our national newsletter "Wasureru-Nai" is now online

Our National Newsletter "WASURERU-NAI" December edition now published online

'C' Force web site revamped for easier navigation, plus minor fixes

Check out the naming of Edward Bolton Crescent in Oshawa

Check out our Reading Page for news of a new book: A Dog Named GANDER written by George MacDonell and Sue Beard.

Nathan Greenfield, who authored the book The Damned (dealing with the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW years), has now launched his new work: The Forgotten: Canadian POWs, Escapers and Evaders in Europe, 1939-45.  It follows on the second half of The Damned.

New Teachers' Zone web up and running.

VAC HK vet interviews updated. Details in our Personal Accounts and Interviews / Other Links section.

The September edition of our National Newsletter "WASURERU-NAI" now available.

Draft minutes of the August General Meeting posted.

Check out our Galleries site for a selection of photos taken at our recent convention in Winnipeg.

Phil Doddridge's Story: "Memories Uninvited" now hosted on this site.

An excellent Battle of Hong Kong reference book No Reason Why by Carl Vincent now in stock.

Looking for Convention information? It is archived.

Check out the Teachers' Zone for Writing Contest winners and their submissions!

The June edition of WASURERU-NAI, our national newsletter now published

Check out the latest link on our Submissions page which highlights student history projects focused on 'C' Force soldiers

BC Region News - including details of summer luncheons

Board of Directors online meeting results for April posted

"William Bell" - Maclean's Magazine

Article on Brigadier J.K. Lawson by Tyler Wentzell in the Canadian Military History journal (PDF)

The March 2013 Edition of WASURERU-NAI, our national newsletter now published

Yves Chevarie remembers his grandfather, LaurÚat Bacon, on CBC Radio-Canada (franšais)

Listen to wartime messages from POWs and an excellent interview with the daughter of Joseph Frenette RRC, Mona Thornton, on Peach City Radio"Lasting Legacy" - Gander Schools account of Sgt Gander

Journal of Sgt Porter K.E., WG, added to this site

Results of the January Board of Directors meeting posted

Mr. Gerry Gerrard, HK vet, RCCS and Mr. Lee Naylor, BC Regional Director HKVCA awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Our National Newsletter "Wasureru-Nai" December edition now available

Coverage (Ottawa Citizen) of Memorial Wall Ceremony on Dec 8

Notes from the November online Board of Directors meeting available for viewing

"I am Remembered... Canada's Hong Kong Veterans" - War Amps Video

Check our Upcoming Events calendar for details of the Remembrance Service at the Memorial Wall in Ottawa on Dec 8th

Details of our online Board of Directors meetings from Sept and Oct

Added RRC War Diary (PDF) to our site

The latest edition of our National Newsletter now online

Manitoba's Lieutenant Governor, Premier Honour Hong Kong Veterans

Just arrived at Barry's Emporium - a new shipment of golf shirts with our logo, and in various sizes.

Winners of the 2011-12 Cross Canada Writing Contest, along with their entries now posted in the Teachers' Zone. Excellent work!

Who is this mystery HKVCA ambassador?

The June 2012 Edition of WASURERU-NAI, our national newsletter now published

Removed from home page: death notice: Charles "Bomber" Thompson, Honourary HKVA member, 14 Feb '12

WASURERU-NAI, our National Newsletter (March edition) available for your reading pleasure

Items of interest from our Board of Directors online meeting of 15 March.

Our Image Gallery has been updated. Of special interest are photos graciously supplied by Tim Ko which show the display at the Museum of Coastal Defence in Hong Kong. There are other updates too.

BOD Meeting Results - Feb 2012 meeting

"In Memoriam"
section added below to inform visitors of the passing of HKVCA members

Web page created on the subject of the Japanese Apology

Letter of Thanks to our Veterans (PDF)- Christian Chan. Highly Recommended

Check out Hong Kong author Tony Banham's Blog where he's looking for help in identifying a tag "RRC 23" attached to a field telephone. (See the 4 Dec entry on the page for details)

Special Christmas Tree commemorates Battle of Hong Kong - Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick)

To the Last Man ... Canadian Troops in the Battle of Hong Kong - Exhibition at the Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong, 23 Dec to 20 June 2012 Poster (PDF)

Board of Directors Dec meeting results posted.

Watch a War Amps YouTube video of the 10 Dec ceremony at the Memorial Wall

WASURERU-NAI - National Newsletter, December 2011 Edition, now available

GASPA Films: Les Survivants de la Bataille de Hong Kong (In French, with some English) Watch online

A photo of two unknown Winnipeg Grenadiers has been posted on our Forum. Can anyone identify them?

Veterans Affairs Canada: Three Hong Kong Vets attend ceremonies at Hong Kong - 70th Anniversary of the Battle

Article: Capt Collison Blaver, A genuine Canadian hero - Orangeville Living, Page 38

November BOD Meeting Results posted

Christian Cassidy's BLOG: Remembrance: Captain John A. Norris

Remembrance Day 2011: Thoughts and Memories - Burke Penny

I Remember" - by Austen Cambon, brother of Ken Cambon

Globe and Mail: Messages: Cardboard discs carry voice of POW in Japan

Legion Magazine: HONG KONG: The Inside Story of Canada's Role in a Doomed Garrison

A New Book published:
The Home Front: Hopscotch & Heartache While Daddy Was at War

From CTV Winnipeg 22 Oct: No living Hong Kong Vets attending gala in their honour

BOD Online meeting for Oct was cancelled due to lack of quorum

The Third Edition of the HKVCA Cross Canada Writing Contest is now underway. Letters containing all the relevant information are going out to educators across the country, and details can also be found in the Teachers' Zone. The deadline for entries is May 25, 2012. Urge High School students in your area to take part. Cash prizes are offered.

Sept Edition of Wasureru-Nai, our National Newsletter published


Board of Directors Sept meeting update, including Region Reports

On Sept 17 HKVCA to attend the 3rd annual George Derby Centre event to remember our veterans. Details (image)

Photos of the renovated commemorative plaques in Hong Kong

Draft General Meeting minutes published


New links to UK websites dealing with Far East POWs (FEPOW) added to the links page.

Please note that due to installation of lighting there will be no ceremony at the Memorial Wall on Aug 15.

Convention 2011, 11-14 Aug Granby, PQ - hope to see you there! (Updated as of July 28th)

Convention Update - mail strike issues and assurances

Report of the Consul General of Canada to Hong Kong

June online edition of our National Newsletter WASURERU-NAI published

Latest BOD Meeting Results page available (also linked from the left sidebar on all pages)

New Book: Uncle Mac's Hong Kong Diary added to our Suggested Reading page

Article from the Telegraph Journal: Belledune Memorial (PDF)Page added which lists site resources en franšais. This will be updated as translation resources permit

We've updated our Teachers' Zone. Take a look at our new look

C. Douglas Johnston's (Lt, RRC) story added

Interviews of Hong Kong vets at the Memory Project


Ernie's Story:
Biography of Ernie Hodkinson (WG) now available on our site

Video Interviews- visit the VAC Heroes Remember web site to view the collection of interviews of Hong Kong Veterans. More will be added later.

Can you help
Tyler Wentzell in his quest for information about Brigadier Lawson?

Little Hong Kong: Read how an ammunition bunker became a wine cellar

Hong Kong Trip Report by Ken and Ruth Barton. A Must-Read | Photo Albums

Telegraph-Journal - Tree in Campbellton park honours veterans

CBC Radio - interview with Nathan Greenfield and George MacDonell on 8 Dec, discussing comments made by Brigadier Wallis in his war diary (20 minutes)

WASURERU-NAI - our National Newsletter now online.

Larry Stebbe and George Peterson honoured - see Region News for details

The Oakville Beaver: Honouring soldiers - past and present (scroll down to read details on Hong Kong)

Editorial in The Globe and Mail:
Remembering our soldiers’ service in Hong Kong, highlighting Nathan Greenfield's efforts

Michael Palmer interviewed by CBC regarding his book Dark Side of the SunRemembrance Day Tribute: Paul Lai in the HKVCA Forum

Letter: Why don't our high school students study the Battle of Hong Kong? (Daily Gleaner, Fredericton)

The Globe and Mail - A Dieppe in the Far East - a review of Nathan Greenfield's book The Damned by JL Granatstein

BC Members tell Hong Kong story at BCSSTA Conference and attend Veterans' Week in Chilliwack - read more in Region News

Fundraising: updated brochure posted

BC Region to participate in Veterans' Week at Royal BC Museum 5-10 Nov. See Calendar for details.

Article "Shine a light on the Rape of Nanking" in the Globe and Mail discusses atrocity-denial in Japan.

Sept 2010: National Post - Matt Gurney: Japan bravely apologizes for tiny, tiny percentage of its crimes Read more...