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Published: 17:35, September 24, 2022 | Updated: 11:42, September 26, 2022
Disciplined services' grand parade marks HKSAR's 25th anniversary
By Wang Zhan
Published:17:35, September 24, 2022 Updated:11:42, September 26, 2022 By Wang Zhan

A grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services is held at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - The Security Bureau led the disciplined services, auxiliary services and nine youth groups to hold the "Together We Prosper" grand parade on Saturday.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said that colleagues from the disciplined services are at the forefront to maintain law and order. 

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A flag-raising ceremony is held at the grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

“They protect the lives and property of Hong Kong citizens with selfless dedication and work tirelessly to prevent and suppress acts endangering national security,” he said. 

He also praised the disciplined services and auxiliary services for their commitment in various types of anti-epidemic work and pointed out that they are the most steadfast in the anti-epidemic team of Hong Kong. 

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A grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services is held at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

The parade was held to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The participating disciplined services and auxiliary services were the Customs and Excise Department, the Government Flying Service, the Correctional Services Department, the Fire Services Department, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Immigration Department, the Auxiliary Medical Service and the Civil Aid Service.

A grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services is held at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Opening the grand parade, a flag-raising ceremony featured a Hong Kong Police Band performance, singing of the national anthem by the youth groups and a fly-past by GFS helicopters.

Performances that followed included a joint Chinese-style foot drill by the disciplined services, which was the first joint foot drill performance since the disciplined services adopted the Chinese-style foot drill. 

A grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services is held at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

The disciplined services and auxiliary services conducted a military tattoo and music performances, and dog handlers of the disciplined services staged demonstrations of enforcement operations with working dogs.

In addition, the youth groups under the disciplined services performed dragon and lion dances and military boxing together with the Hong Kong Army Cadets Association and the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps.

A fly-past by Government Flying Service helicopters is held at the grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

The Hong Kong Police Band performs during the grand parade by Hong Kong’s disciplined services at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in Tseung Kwan O on Sept 24, 2022. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)




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