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San Wai Camp [1931- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 

The camp is clearly shown on the 1952 map.

It was a British Army training camp before WW2, consisting of tents set up on the hillside overlooking the Kwanti racecourse. It was named after the nearby San Wai walled village.

It is still a military site today, used by the PLA.

Photos that show this place


Out of interest on page 9 of The Hong Kong Sunday Herald of 1st February 1931 -  there is a photo of the camp so we can assume for now that is the earliest date of a photo for the camp yet. 

The caption of the photo:

"MILITARY CAMP - Not an aerial photograph, but a snap taken by our photographer from a hill above Sun Wai, where the 2nd battalion the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders has been under canvas. - (K. Fujiyama)"

There is also a photo of the signal section of the 2nd Batallion of the Argyll and Sutherland at Sun Wai on the same page by the same photographer.