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Titania Christmas party WRF.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

On the same page of the HK Telegraph, 2 November 1929 that carries the announcement of the departure for Home of HMS Titania and the 4th Submarine Flotilla for the following morning, there is a report on The Titania Farewell Dance that took place on 1st November at Lane Crawford's. It looks as if it might have been the same occasion as this photo records, labelled "Big Children's Party 1929 Xmas," but on return to the ship. The date has been corrected from 1928 to 1929. Titania would no longer have been in Hong Kong at Christmas 1929. The article mentions a fancy dress competition.

1950 Christmas dinner under canvas

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Christmas revels c

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Officers in drag.

Christmas revels b

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

WC Segar Christmas 1959.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

On Christmas Day, it was an R.A.F. tradition that the commissioned officers and senior non commissioned officers should serve the Christmas dinner to the other ranks.  Here, Wing Co. Segar is addressing the hungry men, while some of the cooks and his fellow officers look on.  The single winged brevet above his medals shows that he had been an Observer on flying duties.

Teleprinter Xmas Greeting a.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958

Each Christmas, it was the custom for teleprinter operators on the various camps around the World to construct greetings cards using the letters and other symbols on their 'typewriters'.

Teleprinter Xmas Greeting b.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

Father Christmas arrives at R.A.F.Little Sai Wan.

Xmas Menu 1952 b.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Details of what you were about to get - even down to milk with your cereals and gravy with the main course. Perhaps a big effort was being made to make the meals look better than they might be in practice.

Xmas Menu 1952 a.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

In 1952 other ranks enjoyed their Christmas meals, which in the light of difficult times were quite good.  In later years the menus were more professionally produced, but the menus remained pretty much the same.

4 Hong Kong Xmas 2.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Christmas Party 1949. Three-year-old me is the boy, front right, in the white shorts & shoes - no doubt beautifully turned out by the amah.

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