The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association is pleased to offer this unique commemorative plaque for installation in
publicly accessible venues.
The plaque (see thumbnail to the right) includes graphics that depict the Battle
(Defence) of Hong Kong, and is intended to commemorate the 1,976
Canadians who fought against the Japanese Imperial Army during December
Please note that the concept of the plaque is not to recognize any
one member of 'C' Force, but to commemorate all members. The design must
not be altered in any manner without express permission of HKVCA.
Plaques are provided free of charge. For information on how to
obtain a plaque, or for further information, please contact us using the link at the top right of this page.
The cost of installation is the responsibility of the
sponsoring organization (e.g. Legion, high school, etc.). This
includes any mounting fixtures such as brackets, and labour.
It must be located indoors, and in a location where it can
easily be seen by people using the facility, such as a lobby.
There should be a dedication service at which the plaque is unveiled or
presented. Family and friends of local Hong Kong Veterans should be
invited, and should be given the opportunity to speak. The local
sponsor is responsible for arranging the ceremony, along with any
related costs (e.g. catering, if any).
Local media should be invited to cover the plaque unveiling.
A photograph(s) should be taken showing the mounted plaque, and
including attendees of the ceremony, if possible. Photographs should
be sent to www.HKVCA.ca for possible publication in the HKVCA’s
newsletter, as well as posted to our
Facebook Hong Kong Veterans Tribute Group.
As our mission is one of education, venues supporting public access
will garner the widest exposure. Legion branches are a good choice, but
public access is generally limited. Other possible venues include:
Museums / Interperative Centres,
Sports Centres (look for "Memorial" in the name),
Plaque Mounting Details
Dimensions are 18” wide by 44” high (46cm wide by 112cm high) x
approximately 3/8 of an inch
Typically, it is supplied mounted on a hard board, approximately 0.4” (1cm)
The plaque may be mounted by drilling a hole at each corner and
affixing to the wall with screws, or alternatively by using mounting
Should be mounted permanently, and not hung by a wire