Hong Kong Flotilla Association

About the Association

When the Far East Fleet moved to Singapore in the late 1940’s, Hong Kong was left with a small unit of the Royal Navy. They were to be called "The Hong Kong Flotilla"

This flotilla consisted of 10 Seaward Defence Launches, 4 Motor Minesweepers, Inshore Minesweepers and 8 Landing Craft Assault these craft were based at H.M.S. Tamar, or at the Small Ships Maintenance Based in Kowloon.

The purpose of the flotilla was to assist the Hong Kong Government and the local police force in controlling smuggling illegal immigrants and generally "showing the flag" for good relations, not an easy task at anytime.

In 1999 the Hong Kong Flotilla Association was formed.  Former Officers and ratings created the association with the sole purpose of finding old shipmates. To date over 120 have been found, some not having seen each other for 45 years!  

More details of the Flotilla association can be obtained from the Treasurer:-

Peter Yeates   peter.yeates@tesco.net

If you have any news or photographs please forward them to the Secretary either by post or e-mail.  

If you would like to contribute to this web site please contact the Webmaster of the association:- Paul.Metherell@blueyonder.co.uk