Commemorative Trips to Hong Kong

Welcome to our Collection of Visit and Pilgrimage Reports

This is a work in progress as we attempt to preserve our visit documents, especially those of many years ago.

2000 Pilgrimage

Len Cotton's Report

2005 60th Commemoration

Murray Doull's Report - on the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of 'C' Force

2005 Visit and Pilgrimage

In December 05, one of the events celebrating The Year of the Veteran involved a trip by six Hong Kong Veterans back to Hong Kong to participate in the 60th anniversary of their liberation.

38 of us, representing the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association, were privileged to be present at these ceremonies. The trip was a unique event in our lives. Meeting and interacting with the six veterans, attending the various ceremonies, seeing some of the best of Canada's youth - these and other experiences will stay with us forever.

Pat Turcotte - Reflections

Report by Mike Babin

Farewell Speech by Phil Doddridge

Jim and Anne Trick - excerpt.

Media Coverage

Toronto Star

Winnipeg Free Press - David O'Brien

Photo Album

Visit our photo album and slide show on our Image Gallery site, displaying photos selected from the thousands taken on the trip.

Other Links (External)

Photo in China Daily - Ed Shayler at Stanley Cemetery

2010 Trip

A journal by Ken and Ruth Barton (link broken and removed). If anyone can provide this document we would be please to host it on our site.

2015 Trip

Trip report by Jim Trick including both Hong Kong and Japan

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