This is a drill: British army returns to Hong Kong

British army personnel have returned to Hong Kong to drill police officers on ceremonial protocol and practicesNearly 20 years after Hong Kong was returned to China, the British army is back — this time to train the city’s police force on crucial matters of pomp and ceremony. Four British army personnel drilled Hong Kong police officers on ceremonial standards, the first such arrangement since the former British colony was handed back to Beijing in 1997, reports said. “The army’s school of ceremony were invited to help smarten up the Hong Kong police force,” British army broadcaster Forces TV said in a December 22 report.

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