Daily Information Bulletin - 1960s - 1966 - SEP - ENG

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Thursday, Juno 9, 1966


The following is the list of citations at today’s (Thursday) ceremony of Presentation of Insignia at Government House: THE HON, JOHN CRICHTON MCDOUaLL, C.M.G, (Civil)

Mr. McDouall has filled with distinction a variety of posts both in Hong Kong and Malaya since joining the Colonial Service in 1934. as Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Hong Kong since 195? he has gained the confidence and respect of the community and has done much to foster and assist in the growth of local organisations dedicated to social betterment. As a member of both Legislative and Executive Councils his advice has consistently been of the highest value.

DR. HO HUNG-CHIU, O.B.E, (Civil)

Dr. Ko has gained a wide reputation both in Hong Kong and overseas in his speciality of Radiology. He has served the medical and health services in Hong Kong with great distinction, both by training young medical officers in his specialist field, and by his professional and administrative services. He was closely concerned with the establishment of the Jockey Club Radiological Institute at the Queen Elizaheth Hospital, which now enjoys the reputation of being among the most efficient radiotherapy centres in the Far East.

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MR. 3BIW MELLOR, O.B.E. (Civil)

Mr. Mellor has given most valuable service to the University of Hong Kong since his appointment as Registrar in 19^8« He has also served with distinction on a number of important educational committees, and gave much valuable assistance and advice during the formation of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Pastor Stumpf has directed the work of the Lutheran World Federation in Hong Kong since 19 5^ 5 and has developed its social welfare and medical services to the community in a wide variety of fields. as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and as a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee, he has contributed greatly to the development of social welfare services in Hong Kong. MR. JAMES NICOL BUCK, M.B.E. (Civil)

Mr. Black has performed outstanding service as an Administrative Officer Class II in Northern Nigeria.

MR. C'lIU LUT-SAU, M.B.E. (Civil)

Mr. Chiu was Chairman of the Po Leung Kuk in 1950 and is now a permanent Director. He has served as a Director of the Pok Oi Hospital since 1930 and was Chairman from 19^9^1953 and is now a permanent Director. He has taken an active part in a wide variety of social work, including education, relief work and a number of charities; and he continues his valuable services to the community.


MR, LI CHOES. M.3.E. (Civil)

Hr. Li has served Government with loyaltjr and devotion to duty for over 33 years. He has discharged his duties in an exemplary manner and undertaken his responsibilities with intelligence and efficiency. He has latterly been working as a member of the Headquarters of the Public Works Department and has earned the respect of all members of that Department. MR. DONIS ALBERT MARTIN, M.B.E, (Civil)

Mr. Martin was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Espire for services to the Singapore Telephone Board.

MR. 13 PETERSEN, I'.B.E, (Civil)

Mr. Petersen has been associated with the Fish and Vegetable Marketing Schemes for many years. These schemes for which he was directly responsible as Marketing Officer9 have a combined total turn-over of more than $100 millions a year and have gained a wide reputation as examples of their kind. Mr. Petersen’s expert advice on the problems of marketing primary products is frequently sought by others concerned with similar problems in the Far Eastern region.


Mr. Cham has been active in many spheres of social work in Hong Kong and particularly in the Tung Wah and Pok Ci Hospitals, and in the Po Leung Kuk. He is unsparing in time, thought and personal attention over a wide field of public service, especially in relation to the needs and interests of children and young people.

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MR. chow konjk, M.B.E, (HOW.^

Mr. Chow served over 32 years in the Education Department. Latterly he was the Senior Education Officer in charge of education in the New Territories and carried to these duties outstanding qualities of tact and educational experience which enabled him to play a most important part in guiding the New Territories through a period of marked educational advance and social transition.


Mr. Ng entered the public service in 1939 in the Stores Department, and as a result of outstanding diligence and efficiency rose to the rani: of Superintendent of Tumiture and Equipment. He has rendered signal service in the considerable task of furnishing Government buildings of all types, and his efficiency has brought official commendation and earned the appreciation of all with whom he has worked.


Mr. Poon has been a journalist and Editor in Hong Kong for sone 20 years, and has played a major role in the development of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong; having served as its Chairman on two occasions. CAPTAIN 7JTABAHADUR UMBU, M.C,

Captain aitabahadur limbu has been the senior Gurkha Officer of B. Company, 1st Battalion 10th Princess Mary’s Gurkha Rifles for 18 months, almost all of which he has spent on active service. In one encounter, after the death of his Company Commander, Captain Aitabahadur Timhw too;c

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control in difficult circumstances and brought the action to a successful conclusion. He has been a tower of strength in his company and an inspiration to all who have been under his command.


In April 1965 Flight lieutenant Cheung flew his helicopter for three hours, with a short break only, in very marginal “weather conditions and in hazardous circumstances to rescue the crew of the sinking freighter Nam An ;ihich had run aground. Severe turbulence, poor visibility and low cloud, together with a towering cliff less than 30 feet away did not deter hixaj and by his skill, courage and determination he contributed very greatly to the success of the rescue operation lifting off 25 members of the crew. LANCE CORPORAL SHERBIKRAM ALE, M.M,

Lance Corporal Sherbikram Ale was in command of a Section during an engagement in 1964. Although under heavy fire and in the open, he remained absolutely calm, giving clear fire orders and never once taking cover himself, thus enabling his Section to reach their objectives. By his cool courage, fine example and outstanding leadership he contributed greatly to the success of the whole operation.


Sergeant Manbahadur Tamang has spent eight of his 14 years in the Gurkha Rifles on active service. During the whole of this period he has displayed outstanding leadership and a marked disregard of his oT/n personal safety. His leadership, drive and determination to close with the enemy at

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every available opportunity have always been an example of the highest order to the men under his command and to the rest of his Battalion.


Senior Aircraftman Lee was associated with the rescue by helicopter of the crew of the sinking freighter Nam An in April 1965. He spent six and three-quarter hours onboard tho stricken ship, having been lowered on board to assist the crew to fit the rescue strop. Despite the appalling weather conditions and in the knowledge that the ship could break up at any time, he showed exceptional courage, with complete disregard of his personal safety and ensured that all 43 members of the crew were safely lifted from the wreck. He himself was tho last man to leave. By his courageous action praiseworthy disregard for danger the whole operation was made a success. SENIOR AIRCRAFTx-lAN ARGO CHOW, Queen3s Commendation

Senior Aircraftman Chow was associated with the rescue by helicopter of tho crew of the sinking freighter Nam An in April 1965. He was winchman onboard the helicopter whilst it was being piloted bjr Squadron Leader Smith. He showed outstanding fortitude and courage during the operation and, although comparatively untrained in winch operation, he vias instrumental in rescuing many crew members from the ship.


Flight Sergeant Lewis was associated with the rescue by helicopter of the crew of the sinking freighter Nam An in April 1965 as a winchman member of the helicopter crew. In extremely bad weather conditions, he operated the winch for about three hours despite mechanical faults with a

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sid.ll and determination which was of a very high order, particularly as he was comparatively untrained in such duties. His efforts were instrumental in rescuing many crew members from the ship.


Squadron Leader Smith was associated with the rescue by helicopter of the crew of the sinking freighter Nam An in April 19^5• He flew as pilot of the helicopter for one hour and forty minutes in extremely bad weather and difficult conditions, and during that time effected the rescue of 18 crew members. He showed courage and ability of the highest order during this operation.


Staff Sergeant Dunn has for the past six months shown an outstanding devotion to duty. As a Staff Sergeant with the acting rank of Warrant Officer Class II, he has spared no effort to see that his work and that of his subordinates is carried out with the utmost efficiency. He has been in control of the Orderly Room, which in addition to correspondence similar to that of most units, handles a particularly large amount of classified correspondence and serves a Brigadier and four lieutenant Colonels. He has shown tremendous tact and discretion, and performs his duties in a cheerful way.

The position demands meticulous attention to detail, long hours of work, and a sound knowledge of complicated procedures and regulations. He has always fulfn lied these demands, and has earned the complete trust of the officers he serves. He has been prepared willingly to work very long hours

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including voluntary attendance during weekends®

Staff Sergeant Dunn, who has filled this position normally held by a Warrant Officer, has by his outstanding performance over the past six months crowned a remarkable tour of duty as the Intelligence Centre Chief Clerk, which he has been since April 1963• STA?? SERGEANT RONALD JAMES STEPPE, B.E.h, (Military)

Staff Sergeant Steppe (REME) has been employed as unit armourer throughout the 18 months covered by this citation, a period which has included two consecutive operational tours in Borneo.

The Battalion moved to Borneo from Tidworth in January 196^ without warning, in answer to an urgent call for reinforcements. There was a shortage of Gurkha armourers and the full load of inspection and repair of arms fell upon Staff Sergeant Steppe. The fact that every weapon in the Battalion was inspected thoroughly and the necessary repairs carried out in time was due entirely to the high sense of duty displayed by this N.C.O. who worked day and night, single handed, to complete the task. To achieve this he voluntarily forfeited his Christmas and New Year holidays and most of his pre-embarkation leave, although he realised that he was about to be separated from his wife and family for the next eight months.

On arrival in Singapore and before the troops could be deployed in their operational areas in Borneo, it was found that a new night sight had to be fitted to each rifle thus necessitating another race against time, the weapons being required for Jungle training during the day. Staff Sergeant Steppe again rose to the occasion and worked late into the night every night for a week without assistance.

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Throughout the first operational tour (January-September 1964) Staff Sergeant Steppe, apart from his armourer’s duties, frequently came to the aid of overworked vehicle mechanics and drivers, displaying an unusual degree of versatility. As the senior British N.C.O., in a place without amenities, he maintained the highest standards of discipline and morale among the attached British soldiers, due entirely to his own cheerful yet firm leadership.

Diring the second operational tour (January-June 19&5) a combination of continuous rain and mud and intensive patrolling began to have an adverse effect on the small arms of the five widely dispersed coys. Staff Sergeant Steppe was once again indefatigable in his efforts to 'maintain a high standard of weapons serviceability. Using his initiative and acting independently, he was always to be found where his assistance was most urgently required, improvising when working parts were worn out and spares unobtainable. It was then discovered that he had been suffering from a kidney coinplaint for some time, but, in spite of considerable pain and discomfort, had refused to report sick. He had subsequently to be evacuated to hospital.

The personal example and devotion to duty displayed by this N.C.O. over a prolonged period, regardless of discomfort and ill health, together with his ability to overcome difficulties efficiently and cheerfully have not only enhanced the reputation of his Corps in the eyes of the Battalion but also earned for him the respect and affection of all ranks.


The two S.C.A. Tenancy Inquiry Bureaux deal in the first instance direct with all the tenants of all the premises in respect of which a closure

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order is made because they are dangerous, and in respect of which landlords apply for variations of rent or exemption from an exclusion order under the Landlord and Tenant Ordinance. In addition, the Bureaux’ staff are called in to arbitrate in about 1,000 minor disputes a year between tenants. lass Cheng, although officially posted to the Bureaux only as a typist from 1953 to 1964, and since then as a Liaison Officer Class III, has not only discharged her regular duties in an exemplary fashion, but has frequently and for relatively long periods had to take immediate command of the whole Hong Kong Bureau. Miss Cheng has undertaken these responsibilities with intelligence and devotion, and in a way which more than justified her temporary appointment even as an Acting Executive Officer in 1958-59. Miss Cheng has initiated many administrative improvements in the work of the Tenancy Inquiry Bureaux.


Staff Sergeant Lo is the senior member of the Rank and File which now numbers some 8,200. During the last eight and a half years, Staff Sergeant Lo has shown by his example and devotion to duty all the qualities of the very best of non-commissioned officers. This has resulted in high morale in Kowloon Police District where Staff Sergeant Lo has been the senior N.C.O. since 1953•


Mr. Clunie acted as the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Kowloon and the New Territories and Marine Districts for several years between 1956 and February 1, i960, on which date he was promoted to the substantive rank. He was awarded the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious

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Service in January, 1962. Particularly, -when in charge of the New Territories and Marine District and latterly as the Director of C.I.D. - -which post he held between September, 1963 and March, 1965 when he went on long leave and since his return in October, 1965? Mr* Clunie has served with commendable ability and devotion and has done much to enhance the efficiency and reputation of the Police Force. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police on April 1, 196^.


Mr. Lau Ming has rendered exceptionally loyal and devoted service throughout his career. During the last ten years he has undertaken particularly heavy responsibilities, demanding a high degree of tact and discretion, in dealing with all the villagers, farmers and cultivators who have been in occupation of New Kowloon land often for generations, and who have had to be dispossessed to make way for urban developments, in settling the doubts and misgivings of their tenants, and in contacting the lawful and irregular organisations into which they banded when feeling driven to active opposition against Government1s plans. In this work, as in all his earlier service, he has contributed materially towards development programmes in the interests of all, and towards the removal at source of potential threats to peace and good order.


After war service in the R.A.F. and Army and post-war Army service, Mr. Browett joined the Hong Kong Police as a Sub-Inspector in March 19^9* He was promoted Assistant Superintendent on December 15, 1953 and advanced



to Superintendent on December 159 1956. During the seven years ending in December i960 he rendered excellent service as a divisional superintendent, a staff officer and as a C.I.D. superintendent. In December i960 he was appointed to command the Narcotics Bureau and remained in that post until he was transferred to the Traffic Branch to enable him to take over as the acting Senior Superintendent in charge in May 1962. There he stayed until his departure on leave in April 1963$ on return from which in March 1964 he was again put in command of the Narcotics Bureau, this post having meanwhile been upgraded to that of Senior Superintendent. He was promoted to this rank on April 1, 1964.

Since January 19659 he has commanded the Traffic Branch with the acting rank of Chief Superintendent. He has performed this diff5 cult, duty in a most praiseworthy manner.

Throughout his gazetted service and especially since first being appointed to command the Narcotics Bureau in December i960, Mr. Browett has displayed good leadership, energy, determination and drive, achieving close and harmonious liaison with other agencies in the same field of work, discharging his duties -with very good results.


Detective Staff Sergeant Chan Lam-cheong joined the Force on April 15, 19399 and has over 27 years’ service most of which has been spent in the Criminal Investigation Department. Over the years, he has proved himself to be a detective of outstanding ability. He has been highly commended on one occasion by His Excellency the Governor and commended by

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the Commissioner of Police on four occasions. During the last 21 years, he has demonstrated that he is an able N.C.O. who is loyal and hardworking and who sets high standards for himself and demands the same from his subordinates.


Senior Inspector Chu Hok-shing joined the Hong Kong Police as an Interpreter in October 1941. After the Japanese occupation of the Colony, he rejoined the Force in December 1945 as a Sub-Inspector. He was advanced to the rank of Inspector in 1958 and was promoted to Senior Inspector in 1963. Ih*. Chu has spent most of his Police service in the Criminal Investigation Department. He has been commended by the Commissioner of Police on four occasions for good work. He is reliable, hardworking and possesses plenty of common sense. He accepts a very heavy work load with unfailing good humour and has demonstrated on many occasions during the last 20 years, that he is a Police officer and, in particular, a detective officer of the best kind. He provides an excellent model for his juniors to emulate and thus,

apart from his actual work, he makes a great contribution to the efficiency of the Force.


After National Service in the Royal Navy, Mr. Farmer joined the Hong Kong Police as a Sub-Inspector on July 25, 1950. He was promoted Assistant Superintendent on January 11, 1957 and advanced to Superintendent on January 11, 1980. In January, 1961 he was appointed to command Western Division and as a result of his good work there he was posted to the command of Eastern Division in April 1962. Ke held this post until his departure on leave in January 1964.



He commanded Sham Shui Po Division between September 1964 and inarch 1966 when he was appointed an acting Senior Superintendent of Police in the post of second in command of New Territories District. Throughout this period lir. Farmer has stood out as a Divisional officer who is possessed of the highest personal qualities and a person in whom his subordinates place much trust. He is regarded by them as a good leader and commander and his seniors consider him, in addition, to be an efficient officer who by his personal qualities and example produces the best results and brings out the best in those around him. Diring his period in charge of Eastern Division, Mr. Farmer was responsible for Police arrangements in connection with all horse racing events in Hong Kong, in addition to football matches and other crowd-drawing events at the three main stadia in the Colony. His careful and painstaking application to the tasks in hand, coupled with his devotion to duty and the welfare of his subordinates results in the performance of Police wrk of a high standard.


Mr. Ko Fook-chuen joined the Police Reserve as a Constable on September 21, 1951* On August 1, 1953 he was promoted to Sergeant and took over command of Hung Hom Sub-Division. In April 1955 Mr. Ko was promoted to Inspector, and on January 25, 1957 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (Police Reserve) serving in Sham Shui Po Division and as a Staff Officer Headquarters Auxiliary Police. He was appointed the Auxiliary Police Superintendent of Eastern Division on July 18, 1962 and was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (Anxi 11 ary) on January 15« 1963.

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In all the ranks and posts Mr. Ko has held, he has shorn himself to bo a very loyal and faithful officer -who has given considerable time and energy to all tasks assigned to him. He has displayed competence and enthusiasm as an Auxiliary Police Officer and by his example has set a very high standard for volunteers to follow. STAFF SERGEANT LI PI-LU, C.P.M,

After service in the Uniform Branch, in Divisions and in the Emergency Unit, Staff Sergeant li was appointed to the Identification Bureau of the C.I.D. in March 19^9 • During the last 17 years, he has proved himself to be a most reliable and painstaking officer. He has received several commendations for devotion to duty and excellent preparation of documentary evidence. as a Scene of Crime specialist officer he has done much to provide sunoorting evidence for the successful prosecution of many cases before the Courts. He is the senior non-commissioned officer in the Identification Bureau and by his efficiency he has made a considerable contribution to the good work of this Branch of the C.I.D.


Mr. Wakeford has for ten years been responsible for the maintenance and efficiency of all fire fighting appliances in Hong Kong. The extraordinarily high standard of organisation and maintenance produced and supervised by Mr. Wakeford has prevented many lives from being lost unnecessarily. During Typhoon Wanda in 1962, when tv© ambulances were blown off the road, seven more ambulances and nine fire appliances were stranded due to flooded engines, and in the face of 100 knot gales, iir. Wakeford led his staff, and within one hour recovered and placed back into service all but one ambulance end two

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appliances. For many years Mr. Wakoford gave unstintedly of his limited spore time in lecturing and examining members of the Hong Kong Naval Reserve. SERGEANT WONG KAI, C.P.rl.

Sergeant Wong Kai joined the Force on October 9, 19^0$> and lias more than 25 years9 service. He has an outstanding Record of Service over the years and is an N.C.O. of the first calibre. He is loyal and devoted to his duty thereby setting an excellent example to his subordinates. Sergeant Wong Kai has done much to inprove Police/public relations in the New Territories over the past several years and is a good influence on the younger members of the Force who serve under him.


Mr. Wu has given exceptionally meritorious service in command of fire boats in Hong Kong for eleven years. When the "Alexander Grantham" (possibly the largest fire boat in the world) was placed in commission, it fell on Mr. Wu to "work up” both the ship and the crew to a high state of efficiency. This he did in the most outstanding manner. At all major fires including one to a ship some hundred miles from Hong Kong, Mr. Wu has always made himself available to take command of the "Alexander Grantham". As a result, this valuable vessel has never suffered damage or injury throughout its commission. In recent years the offshore islands were placed under the command of the Firo Boat Division, and Mr. Wu as Commanding Officer has brought to these islands the same high standard of leadership and devotion to duty which has proved so successful in the "Alexander Grantham” and other fire boats. It was undoubtedly the high standard of efficiency and morale prevailing amongst the Fire Contingent of Cheung Chau Island which to no small measure made possible the successful rescue of 4^ seamen from the a.s. "Shun Fung" at Cheung Chau Island during Typhoon Ruby.




Dr. Ho Hung-chiu, O.B.E.

Mr. B. Mellor, O.B.E.

Pastor K.L. Stumpf, O.B.E.

Mr. J.N. Black, M.B.E.

I'fr. Chiu Lut-sau, M.B.E.

Mr. Li Chuen, M.B.E.

Mr. D.A. Martin, M.B.E.

Mr. I. Petersen, M.B.E.

Mr. Chain Siu-leun, M.B.E.

Mr. Chow Koxik, M.B.E.

Mr. Ng Wing-sheung, M.B.E.

Mr. Poon Yan-cheong, M.B.E.

Dr. the Hon. A.M. Rodrigues, C.B.E.

Dr. S.D. Sturton, O.B.E.

Professor Y.C. Wong, O.B.E.

Professor D. Chun, O.B.E.

Dr. Hua Tso-Jen, O.B.E.

Dr. S.D. Sturton, O.B.E.

Mr. W.V. Dickinson, M.B.E.

Mr. D.R.W. Alexander, M.B.E.

Hon. C.Y. Kwan, C.B.E.

Mr. R.C. Loe, C.B.E.

Mr. Leung Yung-keng, M.B.E.

Mr. Leung Fung-ki, M.B.E.

Mr. E.H. Wilson, M.B.E.

Dr. the Hon, A.H.R. Coombes, M.B.E.

Mr. C.T. Large, M.B.E.

Mr. Wu Wai-kay, M.B.E.

Hon. Sir Sik-nin Chau, C.B.E. Sir Shiu-kin Tang, C.B.E.

Mr. Au Wai-sum, M.B.E.

Mr. Wong Kwok-fong, M.B.E.

Mr. Leung Yung-keng, M.B.E. i'fr. Au Wai-sum, M.B.E.

Hon. C.Y. Kwan, C.B.E. Dr. F.I Tseung, O.B.E.


Release Time:

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