Deep Sea Scouts

History of the 1st HMS Kelantan Deep-Sea Rover Scout Crew

FIRST OUTING WITH “PIONEER” and HONG KONG SCOUTERS

by RSL A J Clarke

Several D.S.S. from “Pioneer” and Chinese Scouters were met by members of our Crew at the China Fleet Club on Sunday for the purpose of an outing on the other side of the Island. The R.S.L. of “Pioneer” had managed to get an old bus from somewhere in Hong Kong and about thirty of us took our seats ( or stood ) and prepared for our run round to the other side. We passed through rather delightful country, up winding roads and hairpin bends until we arrived at a small bay not far from Stanley Bay and afterwards named “Pioneer Bay”. Here we enjoyed swimming amidst ideal surroundings and in clear, cool water for about an hour or more, followed by a light snack and then games with the Chinese chaps which were very much enjoyed by all. This outing was the foundation of a lasting friendship with our Chinese Brother Scouts. I discussed the possibility of a Den in Hong Kong for D.S.S. of the Fleet and the R.S.L. of “Pioneer” decided we should get together and see what could be done.

Members of D.S.S. present included

A.J.CLARKE R.S.L. “KELANTAN” F. YATES R.S.L.”PIONEER”
K. GUEST “KELANTAN” E.HOPKINS “PIONEER”
JOHNNY WESTBURY do L. LAUNDERS do
ROY WOOD do H.DARLINGTON do
GORDON MAUDE do KEN DIXON do
BENNY HAWORTH do F.ROBINSON do
JOCK FRASER do VIC SEARLE do
BOGEY HARRIS do E.A. NEWTON R.A.M.C.
BOB DRURY do
RON ASKEW do
ERIC BONE do

and many Chinese Scouters.


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