Voltigeurs honour veterans of the Battle of Hong Kong

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Hong Kong veteran Philip Doddridge (centre) and other dignitaries at the unveiling of the large brass plaque showing the names of those who died during the Battle of Hong. It will be reinstalled in the Voltigeurs’ Armoury after the restoration work on the building is completed. 

Saturday, May 7, was a big day for the Voltigeurs Regiment of Quebec City. The Regiment was celebrating three major events: the 154th anniversary of the formation of the Regiment, the 150th anniversary of the formation of the regimental band, and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, which took place from December 8 to 25, 1941.