"During respites in the bitterly fought wars of the last century many Royal Navy personnel made the most of whatever down time they had and in the seas around China they could do so in style.
Here is a photograph of one of the most iconic buildings ever to be visited by members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
It is the China Fleet Club in Hong Kong.
Is there any long-serving ex-matelot in the city who didn’t visit the club at least once and play the forever popular tombola?"
Weary Portsmouth sailors found peace and tombola in China Fleet Club - Portsmouth News