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Far East Farm Camp [1949- ]

Date Place completed: 
1949-01-01

Seems to have been used post WWII, especially during Korean War. Location from a mapsite; certainly was around Castle Peak area

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construction started 1949: By this time Mao was getting close to the New Territories (NT) border. An advance party was sent into the hills and told to start building a camp to be known as Far East Farm.
http://www.royal-signals.org.uk/of_interest/Signals%20Service.php

72nd Regiment Royal Artillery was based there in 1952 and at Gun Club Barracks

http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/70thto73rdRegimentsRA.aspx

Here's its location as described in this 1950 document:

ItemArea or BuildingMap Ref. Hind 1009 3rd Ed.Description and Remarks
(26)Far East Farm Camp347135The military camp in the place locally known as Kau Pang, Tun Mun. Bounded by a wire fence.

Thanks to Tymon Mellor for pinpointing the location:

Satellite View of Far East Camp

Far East Camp map

I've updated the marker's location above.

Regards, David