- Hong Kong Adventure Corps
name = Hong Kong Adventure Corps Corps
size = 137
formation = 3 September
type = volunteer youth organization
Sai Kung, Hong Kong
membership = 600+
language = Cantonese, English
website = [http://www.hkac.org Hong Kong Adventure Corps]
The Hong Kong Adventure Corps is a voluntary uniformed group subsidised by the the
Hong Kong governmentand the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Created in 1995with ties to the British Army' Combined Cadet Force. Patrons of the HKAC are Anson Chanand Tsang Yam Pui
The HKAC replaced the
Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers)'s J Corps or Junior Leader Corps. The RHKR(V) J Corps was created in 1971 by then then colonial government and provided the same mission as the current HKAC. The J Corps had a maximum strength of 300 members was divided into two units, J1 Squadron and J2 Squadron. Unlike the HKAC, the RHKR J Corps accepted boys only. Girls are admitted as recruits in the HKAC.
It is an army-orientated, disciplined youth organisation, which aims to promote qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community, and to develop their leadership and social awareness through the community. [ [http://www.hkac.org/mission-e.html Mission, Vision, Values] ]
The Corps HQ is in High Island near
Sai Kungand was given to the Corps by the HK government. The camp was formerly a corrections facility and detention centre for Vietnameserefugees.
Training activities at the camp include:
* General/Basic Training
* Drill & Parade
* Fitness & Adventure Training They are divided into 4 wings:
*1. Junior Leaders Wing consist of cadet squadrons:
** A Squadron
** B Squadron
** C Squadron
** D Squadron
** E Squadron
** F Squadron
** Training Squadron
* 2. School Wings consists of the individual troop units
* 3. Central Training Wing provides the actual training and skill development training.
* 4. Special Project Wing
* 5. Guard Troop
* 6. Band
The qualifying age for joining HKAC is between 11 and 17 and given the rank of Recruit Cadet. As the cadet progress, they will become a basic Cadet. The final rank of First Class Cadet can qualify the holder with various ranks:
Cadet Lance Corporal
Cadet Staff Sergeant
Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corpsand Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps, HKAC's purpose is to serve the Hong Kong Community for their services. The HKACC symbol is based on two lines facing each other. The Bahunia above the two lines replaced the crown in 1997.
Customs and Courtesies
The HKAC custom is based in the values of the
British Army, a tough, challenging, training with a distinctive military tone of discipline and esprit de corps. [ [http://www.hkac.org/mission-e.html Our Vision] ]
The main goals of the HKAC are:
* Challenge to stimulate potentials
* Discipline to cultivate autonomy
* Demand to initiate growth
HKAC members cannot wear uniform when:
*Engaging in a paid employment not associated with HKAC.
*Engaging in political activities.
*Participating in sports events (unless authorised by HKAC).
Cadet must wear the beret/headgear at anytime, except:
*Eating or Drinking
*At work and on board public transport
*In a hangar
The HKAC has similar dress uniform with the
British Army. They are very strict with standards, every "meeting", there is an "Open-Formation" where officers and instructors check the uniforms.
British Army uniform
** No.3: Warm weather ceremonial uniform (white jacket, black pants) - for cadets
** No.8: Temperate combat dress - camouflage - cadets
* blue berets
Disruptive Pattern Material94 shirt Field Dress
KhakiGeneral Service Dress and Barrack dress
Commandant- Colonel Joseph Pau
Deputy Commandant- Lieutenant Colonel Mattew Wong
Chief Staff Officer- Lieutenant ColonelPC Keung
Corps General Secretary
Some Senior officers are former members of the RHKR.
Lieutenant Colonel- Deputy Commandant, Chief Staff Officer, Corps General Secretary
Major- Squadron Leader
Warrant Officer I
Warrant Officer II
Cadet Staff Sergeant
Cadet Lance Corporal
The Corps uses equipment handed down after the disbanding of the
Royal Hong Kong Regimentin 1995:
Land Rover Wolf
ColtM177 "Commando" assault carbine
* FN FAL (L1A1), also named "SLR" (self-loading rifle)A
BTR-60 APCis located at the High Island training centre, but it was not handed down by the departing British Army.
The HKAC cadets are often visited by fellow army cadet corps from other countries and they in turn visit corps in other countries from time to time.
Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers)
* [http://www.rhkr.org/ RHKR The Volunteers Association]
* [http://www.hkac.org/ HKAC]
* [http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%9A%87%E5%AE%B6%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E8%BB%8D%E5%9C%98(%E7%BE%A9%E5%8B%87%E8%BB%8D)%E5%B0%91%E5%B9%B4%E9%A0%98%E8%A2%96%E5%9C%98| 皇家香港軍團_(義勇軍) - Chinese Wikipedia]
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