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RAF's secret centre in the New Terrirories

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Hardly "Secret" when revealed to the readers of the Hong Kong Sunday Herald

Presumably this was the site that was abandoned and became a refugee camp for those fleeing conflicts across the border

Cricket at Sek Kong

The lengthy fax would arrive about once a week, sent to all cricketers of the Chinese University, announcing an upcoming match and asking if we could play. Sent by the captain David Gilkes, the Bursar, who didn’t use email.

Tai Mo Shan-RAF Station in the clouds

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

China Mail-28-02-1946

THE ARLINGTON HOTEL-Hub of the universe!-China Mail-05-12-1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

1951-Dakota-Sek Kong arrival

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

This Royal Air Force News, newspaper clipping appears to relate to the image posted on https://gwulo.com/atom/33450

Presumably the photographer was taking a picture of this significant event

RAF KAI TAK-Opening Of Gray Block-1973

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1972

RAF Officers quarters & Guardroom-1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

This image revealls the rarely seen original building that stood in front of the RAF Officer's Mess and quarters.

It looks like the buildings usually seen in 1920s images of Kowloon around Nathan Road and residential side streets.

It appears to have been in the hands of a 'Dutchman' according to this 1937 typhoon account of an RAF officer trying to return to his quarters

Flt. lt. H.B Gray G.C. A.F.M -postal cover

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

Flight Lieutenant H.B. (Dolly) Gray G.C., A.F. M. ,R.A.F.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

New Horizons Building / The Gray Block (RAF HQ) [????-2020]

Date Place demolished: 
c.2020-05-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
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