GLS / 1956 / Hong Kong
Soldiers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E) attached to the 27th Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment stationed at Stanley Fort, Victoria Island.
The author is the second soldier from the right.
Royal Artillery personnel have differently named ranks than other regiment.
An ordinary private is a "Gunner" and a corporal is a "Bombadier". As usual the
terms of address were abbreviated - "Bom" instead of "Corp" - when a private could
get away with it.
R.E.M.E. personnel had the standard military ranks, but those attached to the artillery
soon found themselves being addressed as Gunner or Bombadier.
Stanley Fort barracks where this picture was taken was a prisoner of war camp during World War II.
For a time it became the Kai Chi Children's Centre and Aberdeen Rehabilitation Centre,
but since the return of Hong Kong to China, it has been used by the Peoples Liberation Army.