The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association is pleased to offer this unique commemorative plaque for installation in locations such as Royal Canadian Legion branches, high schools and retirement/long term care homes.
The plaque includes graphics that depict the Battle of Hong Kong, and is intended to commemorate the 1,976 Canadians who fought against the Japanese Imperial Army during December 1941. Nearly 300 were killed during that battle, over 500 were wounded, and those who survived were imprisoned as POWs for 3 years and 8 months under terrible conditions. More than 250 died while imprisoned. Many of those who eventually returned to Canada at war’s end suffered from illness and injury brought on by the brutal conditions of their imprisonment.
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 (except for mounting).
Please contact your Regional Director for
information on how to obtain a plaque.
- 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 ceremony 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).
- 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
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
Questions? Please email Lori Atkinson Smith:
Published: October 2017
Updated: March 2018