4th Regiment, Royal Artillery, serving in Hong Kong, recently organised a charity raffle - star prize a free return trip to the United Kingdom for one single soldier, by B.
The scene at the regiment's recreation centre in Hong Kong's New Territories as Lt. Col. Somerville prepares to make the draw.
The draw is made and Lance Bombardier Foster comes forward to collect his air ticket. He is congratulated by two Chinese air hostesses who operate for B.O.A.C. in Hong Kong.
Lance Bombardier Foster comes off the platform with his prize and is congratulated by a crowd of his friends in the regiment.
A second prizewinner comes forward to collect second prize.
Lance Bombardier Foster arrive at Kai Tak airport Hong Kong and is met by a number of his friends who have made the 20 mile journey from their camp to see him off.
Foster is congratulated on his win by Brigadier A.B. Taggart, Commander of 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade, of which 4th Regiment is part, and by officers of his unit.
Foster moves out to his B.O.A.C. flight where he is met by airline officials, waves goodbye.
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Background: 4th Regiment, Royal Artillery, serving in Hong Kong, recently organised a charity raffle - star prize a free return trip to the United Kingdom for one single soldier, by B.O.A.C., and 28 days' special privilege leave to enable the winner to spend Christmas and New Year with his family.The draw was made by the Regiment's commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel R.N.Somerville.The winning soldier was 21 years old bachelor, Lance Bombardier William Foster, of 80 Tiverton Street, Wavertree, Liverpool.Raffle raised GBP280 for charity.