Chadwick films of Hong Kong and Borneo 1963-5

Simon Chadwick, son of Colonel Geoffrey Chadwick, the 1st Battalion UEO in 1963-5, has digitised some of his father’s cine films showing Hong Kong and Borneo in that era and has kindly made them available online for others to view.

This is the complete list, with Simon’s comments on content and the URL of where they can be viewed:

Borneo 1964, with a lot of footage of Labuan Airfield including a whole host of aircraft movement, (Blackburn Beverley, Bristol Britannia, Gloster Javelin, HP Herald, Percival Pembroke, Avro Shackleton, Twin Pioneer and more), troops disembarking from the Britannia aircraft, flight in a Beverley, WW2 rolls of honour, a river trip and scenery. 23 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtomDQ7t3JW-g2XMkp?e=7faP21

Dashera Oct/Nov 1964 – not for the squeamish (!) with the ceremonials with animal beheading. 4 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtoltK6Wi6iNezf11b?e=w8Hh27

Gurkha Dashera Festival 1964 – as above. 4 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtoltK6Wi6iNezf11b?e=uRgcNs

Gurkhas Map Reading in Hong Kong 1963. 4 minutes 40 sec. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtol9pvNx31o4_5Mgz?e=gJ5abK

Hong Kong 1963-1965 – general film of Repulse Bay, Kowloon Ferry, Peak Tramway, everyday life, the harbour and local people and the flight in. 22 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtomSUXiwA2dRPpJ3P?e=FLtj64

Hong Kong 1964 – traditional life, Lion Dances and celebrations. 3 minutes Link!Arzt99XdCjRtomjRXZSh8hD8gLqk?e=u7skcn

My brother’s christening, HK 1973. (includes a later brief clip at the end in the flat in Royden Court). Includes many army officers and their wives, my parents, myself (and I know that on the footage are the Hunt-Smiths from Australia, he was forces) 2 minutes Link!Arzt99XdCjRtomcTX438H2uHuHET?e=Sg4hH5

Sarawak 1963 – footage of Gurkhas disembarking from Cargo Ship Auby, Gurkha bands playing, military column and boat and beach footage (including my father and persons unknown) 4 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtomwvR_i9aBru_rAC?e=sd7GH0

Singapore and HK – year unknown but will be 1960s, footage of Army families at leisure by the pool, river trip including my father and general scenery 4 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtom_s2J3BnB2TEtlM?e=XmORgv

The New Territories – My father and mother on a car tour, 48 Brigade Open Day with tanks, Gurkha bands and Polo, equestrian displays including riding through fire, local village farming and life, Lion Dances and festival, children going to school in a British Army bus (I would imagine Gurkha children but please do correct me) and more local life. A true time capsule. 32 minutes. Link!Arzt99XdCjRtonRp-lQN-y36sDqS?e=Cp0GdW


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