Chinese delegation

A page from the wardroom guest book with signatures of the Chinese Army personnel.

A page from the wardroom guest book with signatures of the Chinese Army personnel.

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When I visited the wardroom of HMS Nelson in Queen Street, Portsmouth, recently I was allowed to photograph the guest book.

Most of the signatures were from Royal Navy officers plus a few well-known naval and military personalities.

In September 1944 there appears to have been a Chinese army delegation visiting and here we see their names. General Yang Cheih and Colonel Hoo are two that stand out.

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