Brick Hill AA Battery, Brick Hill [1940-1975]
Year completed is: Accurate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Feb-1998
- 1940: Constructed as a 4.5" HAA site however those guns were never received.
- 1941: Armament: 2 x 3" 20 cwt AA guns. (WO 106/2379), or 2 x 3.7" HAA guns. (WO 106/5359).
- 1941: In action against airborne targets in December. Claimed one aircraft shot down on 13th. Overrun during fighting 25th December. (WO 172/1687).
- 1945: No guns remain. (WO 208/750A).
- 1949: Site rebuilt for 2 x 3.7" HAA guns. (WO 268/301).
- 1958: All HAA guns had been withdrawn from Hong Kong. (WO 268/301).
- 1975: Site demolished during construction of Ocean Park amusement park. (HK Lands Dept. Aerial Photo).
- 2014: Nothing remains.
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