This Day in History: 1966-04-07

In Hong Kong, elements of the 1st Battalion were called out at virtually no notice in support of the Royal Hong Kong Police, to help deal with riots in Kowloon. The rioters were complaining about a 25% increase in the cost of fares on the Star Ferry across Hong Kong harbour, but were generally good-humoured. The Battalion mostly carried out cordon and curfew-enforcement activities, and was back in barracks by 10th April.

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion deployed in Hong Kong, April 1966.