Elizabeth M. Ride has spent the past thirty years collecting, researching and collating her father Sir Lindsay Ride's British Army Aid Group (BAAG) papers from around the world. Following the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941, Sir Lindsay Ride, then Chair of Physiology at the University of Hong Kong (who would become the Vice Chancellor of the university in 1949), was captured and interned in the Sham Shui Po POW Camp. He made his daring escape to China with three trusted men and formed the BAAG to support the Chinese and shore up damaged British prestige in the area. Throughout the war, BAAG provided Chinese and British agents to gather military intelligence and helped facilitate escapees from Hong Kong and other occupied territories into Free China. Elizabeth's BAAG papers, photographs and films were donated to the HKHP Archive in 2012.
Scope and content note:
This collection includes photocopies of records originally held in The National Archive (UK) and Australian War Memorial archive as well as articles, drawings, maps, artefacts and research collected by Elizabeth M. Ride regarding the British Army Aid Group (BAAG) and the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. Collection also includes speeches, articles, published books, films and photographs regarding Sir Lindsay Tasman Ride (1898 - 1977).