Sunderland Road RAF Married Quarters-Kowloon Tong

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 03:46

A noisy place in which to live!!!

Date picture taken
15 Jun 1977


Nice photo from the past showing the aircraft approaching Checkerboard Hill and making the 47 degree turn to line-up with the runway at Kai Tak.

From December 1971 until November 1973 I lived in the bottom floor flat to the left of the entrance door behind where the girls are standing. I can assure you it was very noisy indeed; and worst of all when the RAF VC10 trooper took off from Kai Tak on the north eastern heading which passed directly over the Sunderland Rd MQs.

That apart; the up-side was that Sunderland Rd excelled for those of us with young families, not only by being a secure compound but with that rarest of Hong Kong luxury, a large grassed play area right outside our door.   That certainly made it well worth putting up with the racket from the occasional VC10.