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|Hong Kong Adventure Corps|
|Active||1995 - Present|
|Role|| JLW - Cadet Training|
CTSW - Instructor Training and Support
|Motto||Nulli Secundus in Oriente (Second to None in the Orient)|
|Colors||Red, yellow, blue|
|Commanders||Anson Chan, Tsang Yam PuiColonel Joseph Pau MBEHonourary Brigadier Ecnoh Lam|
|Command Sergeant Major||PartronsPartrons|
The Hong Kong Adventure Corps is a voluntary uniformed group subsidised by the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Created in 1995 with ties to the British Army's Combined Cadet Force. Patrons of the HKAC are Anson Chan and 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 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.
The Corps HQ is in High Island near Sai Kung and was given to the Corps by the HK government. The camp was formerly a British Army Camp. Another Training Camp, also located in High Island, was formerly a corrections facility and detention centre for Vietnamese refugees
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 18 and given the rank of Recruit. As the cadet progress, they will become a Cadet. Therefore, they can promote to the various ranks as follow:
Like the Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps and 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 CourtesiesEdit
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 Material 94 shirt Field Dress
- Khaki General Service Dress and Barrack dress
- Chairman of Council and Honorary Commandant - Mr Ecnoh Lam
- Commandant - Colonel Joseph Pau MBE
- Deputy Commandant - Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Wong
- Chief Staff Officer - Lieutenant Colonel PC Keung
- Adjutant - Captain Savin Won
- Corps Liaison Officer - Captain Charlie Lee
- Corps Sergeant Major - WO1 MK Mak
- Senior Warrant Officer - WO1 Kenny Ho
Junior Leader Wing
- OC A Squadron - Major WY Lam
- OC B Squadron - Major CK Kwong
- OC C Squadron - Major CK Chung
- OC D Squadron - Major YH Ng
- OC E Squadron - Major Kent Cheuk
- OC F Squadron - Major Patrick Chan
- OC Trg Squadron - Major KM Cheng
- OC MKP Squadron - Captain Moses Mok
- OC SL Squadron - Major PS Lam
- OC HD Squadron - Major YH Ng
|Rank||Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel||Major||Captain||Lieutenant||Second Lieutenant||Officer Cadet|
|Type||Instructors and WOs||Cadet SNCOs and JNCOs/ Other Ranks|
|Rank||Warrant Officer Class 1||Warrant Officer Class 2||Staff Sergeant||Sergeant||Corporal||Instructor/ Potential Instructor||Cadet Staff Sergeant||Cadet Sergeant||Cadet Corporal||Cadet Lance Corporal||Recruit/ Cadet/ Senior Cadet|
|Abbv||WO1||WO2||SSgt||Sgt||Cpl||Instr/ PI||C/SSgt||C/Sgt||C/Cpl||C/LCpl||Rect/ Cdt/ Cdt|
The Corps uses equipment handed down after the disbanding of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment in 1995:
- Land Rover Wolf
- Colt M16A2 rifle
- Colt M177 "Commando" assault carbine
- Inactive FN FAL (L1A1), also named "SLR" (self-loading rifle)
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.
|Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps||aviation||Hong Kong|
|Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps||naval||Hong Kong|
|Sea Cadet Corps (United Kingdom)||naval||United Kingdom|
|Army Cadet Force||army||United Kingdom|
|Royal Canadian Sea Cadets||naval||Canada|
|Royal Canadian Air Cadets||aviation||Canada|
|Royal Canadian Army Cadets||army||Canada|
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