British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 30-05-13, 01:36 PM
High Wood's Avatar
High Wood High Wood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,233
Default

From Wiki: Hong Kong Regiment Badge

The regiment's badge at disbandedment consisted of:
St. Edward's Crown
Two Chinese dragons as supporters, but without a crest
Motto: Nulli Secundus in Oriente

Earlier badges had a Tudor crown and the Volunteer Corps had no Oriental features:
Tudor Crown
Ribbon with the regimental name
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom within the ribbon
Motto: Nulli Secundus in Oriente
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-01-22, 04:02 PM
High Wood's Avatar
High Wood High Wood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,233
Default

As Zob said 9 years ago, the badge appears to be that if the Hong Kong Volunteers.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Hong kong Volunteer reserve.jpg (41.3 KB, 22 views)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-01-22, 11:14 AM
Pembird Pembird is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 500
Default

This is obviously a joke photo, looks like they were having a game of golf when they decided to dress up!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-01-22, 05:39 PM
seanhath's Avatar
seanhath seanhath is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kent
Posts: 306
Default

The badge is similar to the Green Howards Collar badge, sans scroll.
__________________
Quis Separabit
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-01-22, 02:32 PM
High Wood's Avatar
High Wood High Wood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,233
Default

It is cetainly a photograph taken to amuse someone but that seems to have been quite a common thing amongst territorial soldiers on their annual camp around the time of the Great War.

I have several group photographs where lads are improperly dressed or holding utensils and other objects for comic effect.

In this case, they appear to be middle aged men, well over 30 anyway, who, if they are in the Hong Kong Volunteer Corps, are probably guarding an installation somewhere.

My guess is that the uniforms and rifles are real and that these men are probably Volunteers just larking about for the camera before they go on duty having played a game of golf.

I don't know if the Hong Kong Volunteers only had access to weapons and uniforms in the drill hall, or kept them at home or at work when off duty, but it could be that they have finished a shift of guard duty and are larking about before taking the rest of the day off.

Either way, they do not look like battle hardened regular troops, but I would imagine that recruiting standards for Volunteer units were probably lowered during war time in the colonies, particularly if they wanted the ranks filled with European men, for guarding installations.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-01-22, 02:44 PM
grey_green_acorn's Avatar
grey_green_acorn grey_green_acorn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 5,260
Default

Here is the location of the photograph in the opening post. Described as the headquarters building for the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. It was built on the patch of ground above St John's Cathedral, where the east wing of the Central Government Offices building stands today.

Tim
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 6FC0E4F4-C2FF-4B8B-9C44-E5EFF6F7BA52.jpeg (43.0 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpeg C19D5F0B-A515-4F8A-BE93-6C100C7C3496.jpeg (52.2 KB, 28 views)
__________________
"Manui dat cognitio vires - Knowledge gives strength to the arm"
"Better to know it but not need it than to need it and not know it!"
"Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest."
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-01-22, 03:20 PM
High Wood's Avatar
High Wood High Wood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_green_acorn View Post
Here is the location of the photograph in the opening post. Described as the headquarters building for the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. It was built on the patch of ground above St John's Cathedral, where the east wing of the Central Government Offices building stands today.

Tim
Tim,

I think that definitely clinches the location of the photograph. I now need to find documentary evidence that the three stooges served in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force.

Many thanks for taking time to find and upload the photograph.

Simon.

Last edited by High Wood; 08-01-22 at 06:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-01-22, 03:06 PM
High Wood's Avatar
High Wood High Wood is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,233
Default

The badge that I posted a picture of (Post 18), just sold for £337.96 on ebay. I am sure that the seller must be very happy.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-01-22, 07:28 PM
davidcushworth davidcushworth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Posts: 125
Default

Looks suspiciously like the Pioneer Corps, which would explain a lot about the standard of turnout.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-01-22, 10:08 PM
Sock Monkey VC's Avatar
Sock Monkey VC Sock Monkey VC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In the jungle. Rather obvious really.
Posts: 263
Default It's Ollie

The one on the right is Oliver Hardy, about 150 lbs before he made all those movies with Stan Laurel.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-01-22, 12:06 AM
Tinto's Avatar
Tinto Tinto is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gisborne, New Zealand
Posts: 2,952
Default

Thanks to Zob, and others.
Mystery in this thread now solved:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...into+Hong+Kong

Cheers, John
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.