Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hong Kong Police 170 years Anniversary

Exhibition Marks Force's 170th Anniversary 

The Hong Kong Police Force 170th Anniversary Exhibition will be held at the former Wan Chai Police Station on three consecutive weekends - May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 10am to 6pm.

It features police uniforms and equipment from different eras, and awards handed out to commend force members for serving the community. The former Wan Chai Police Station report room and the officers' mess have been restored to their original condition. 

Vintage and serving police motorcycles are displayed at the compound for photo-taking and the Police Band will perform at the venue. 

Big Head in Green 大頭綠衣
Big Head in Green is a nick name of Hong Kong Policemen at the early stages.  The name resembles their outfit.  We had a brief chat with this 'Big Head', he was a retired policeman, used to serve in a special armed force at the Airport.  He even showed us some brilliant photos of his golden days.

Police motorbikes at various stages.  The one below is the current model.

I don't seem to see these traffic pagoda for many years.  Now we can remember this from our childhood and pretend to be a traffic police.
There were many volunteer tour guides.  The one standing behind the traffic pagoda.

There were also performance from the Police Band.

Free post cards and souvenirs on sale.

Hong Kong Police 170th Year