Commander British Forces in Hong Kong

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The Commander British Forces in Hong Kong (CBF) was a senior British Army officer who acted as Military Advisor to the Governor of Hong Kong.

Structure[edit]

The Governor of Hong Kong, being a representative of the British sovereign, was the Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces and Vice Admiral in the Crown colony.

The Governor was advised by the Commander British Forces in Hong Kong (CBF) on all military actions. During the 1980s and 1990s, the CBF was normally a career Major General or Lieutenant General from the British Army. Until 1966, the CBF was an ex officio member of the Legislative Council.[1]

Commanders[edit]

Commanders have included:[2][3]
Commander British Forces in Hong Kong

Commander British Troops in China and Hong Kong

Commander British Troops in China, Hong Kong, and the Straits Settlements

Commander British Troops in China and Hong Kong

Commander British Troops in South China

Commander British Forces in China

Commander British Troops in South China

Commander British Troops in China

Note from 1941 to 1945 Hong Kong was under Japanese control

Commander British Forces in Hong Kong

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Council
  2. ^ British and Indian armies on the China coast 1785-1985 by Harfield, A G, Published by A and J Partnership, 1990, Pages 483-484 ISBN 0-9516065-0-6
  3. ^ Army Commands