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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) [????- ]

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R.A.F. Kong Wei [c.1952-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1952-01-01 (Year is approximate)

RAF Kong Wei was listening post (listening to radio transmissions from mainland China), manned by the RAF in the 1950s.

The 'rest room' was here, with the D/F huts out on the paddy fields to the North and South of the road.

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28 Squadron Flying Horse bar and junk

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

This clip from either Flight or Aeroplane magazine appears to indicate that the Flying Horse bar was at Kai Tak.

Cannot find the actual paper edition at the moment.

mentioned earlier on https://gwulo.com/atom/31585

Kong Wei DF Hut 1 [????-????]

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RAF Handley Page Hastings crash possible cause

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

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