I had no idea that RADC officers in the '90s were posted by the same person who did Int Corps ORs in 1973. My first three choices on imminent escape from Ashford were Far East. Middle East, Near East. Where was I sent? Barnard Castle. Oh well.
My father spent years asking for sunshine postings, Hong Kong, Cyprus, etc
I was 17 last year in school, about to head off to university so he decided to ask for a UK posting to make it easier.
And that's how he ended up in Hong Kong