Our Mission:

To educate all Canadians on the role of Canada's soldiers in the Battle of Hong Kong and on the effects of the internment of the battle’s survivors on both the soldiers and their families. We also assist in the support and welfare of Hong Kong veterans and their widows.

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Latest Happenings and Events

  • From Sue Beard: George MacDonell Celebration of Life: Tuesday June 20 3:00, St Marks Presbyterian Church, 1 Greenland Rd, Don Mills.
    (posted on 21 May)
  • Draft minutes of the AGM are available.
    (posted on 24 May)
  • Our summer newsletter is due out in early June. Any ideas for content? Just let us know.
    (Item posted on 9 May)
  • In Memoriam: Mary Auld, widow of Hong Kong veteran George Auld, on May 4, 2023.
    (Item posted on 9 May)
  • With the death of Hong Kong veteran George MacDonell, only Hormidas Fredette remains, therefore the "sunset clause" for the HKVA is in effect. Read more on our HKVA history page.
    (Item posted on 4 May)

'C' Force Details and Reports

Our most visited service!

Individual Reports

Enter the 'C' Force member's last name below and click on Submit.

Not sure of the spelling? Enter at least the first three characters.

Visit our 'C' Force site featuring links to more reports along with background information including POW site maps and statistics.

The Battle and Beyond

Read various accounts of the battle.

Check out our book library to get an in-depth analysis of the politics, preparations, battle detail, POW experience, and post-war life.

Our Projects

Things we've completed or are working on

Memorial Wall (see image at the top of this page) - Built in Ottawa in 2009, this is Canada's tribute to the valour of 'C' Force.

Commemorative Plaques - memorializing 'C' Force in public venues across Canada

Indigenous Research and Reconciliation - identifying and recognizing the Indigenous members of 'C' Force

Gravestone Markers - our aim is to place a marker on each and every Hong Kong veteran's gravestone. NOTE: page not yet created.

Memorial Wall QR Code for visitors - providing on-site aids for visitors to the Memorial Wall. (More to follow!)

Link to our Facebook group - expanding our Hong Kong Veterans Tribute Group on Facebook, encouraging new membership and participation

Educating Canadians

Providing resources for researchers, educators and the public

record_voice_over Veterans' Personal Accounts - frank, harrowing, illuminating, mixed with the odd dab of humour

import_contacts Suggested Books - some in digital format on this site

attack symbolBattle History - links to various documents that describe the battle itself, plus events responsible for the 'C' Force deployment

Submissions - by historians, HKVCA members and others

school Teachers' Zone - resources for educators and students

Link to our YouTube channel Virtual Events on YouTube - interesting, educational discussions with authors and other experts

Image Gallery - photos and clippings from 1940 to today

Other Links and More References

Links to external sources, including video, audio and text

Related Links - many external sources collected over the years.

Canadian Veterans Hall of Valour (CVHV) - read about our Hong Kong veterans inducted into the CVHV.

external site Veterans Affairs Canada -> Remembrance

En français

Several of our personal accounts have been translated. Visit this page to see the list.


Memorabilia and collectibles

Special Assistance

Visiting Hong Kong? - we provide some help for you in organizing your trip

Tributes and Memorials - Tools and Guidance for those wishing to write their own tribute

Main image provided with the compliments of Richard Lawrence Photography