Grief on a beach-1935

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 21:27

Can anyone recognise this coastline?

Handwritten caption says "near Hong Kong"

As it is an RAF aircraft I would suggest it is a beach in Hong Kong near a village by the number of bystanders assembled

Date picture taken
15 Jun 1935


This is Tai Wan beach in Tai Long Wan in northern Sai Kung. The island at the back is Tsim Chau. There is a reasonable match (once you have oriented SW) on this photo or this one on GoogleEarth.


I took a look at the newspapers around that date but didn't see a mention of this crash. Not sure if i missed it. it would have been kept out of the newspapers, or could it have been taken on a different date?

Regards, David