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Report from Bias Bay-04.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Report from Bias Bay-03

Report from Bias Bay-02

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Report from Bias Bay-01

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

The first jet powered aircraft to reach Hong Kong and possibly China is believed to be a Royal Air Force de Havilland Vampire fighter flown up from Singapore in January 1949.

Unfortunately, the pilot missed Hong Kong and overshot. With a lack of fuel, he was forced to land on a beach at Bias Bay in Chinese territory.

RAF Meteors arrive for scrapping-1962.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

Post-dates Gordon Randall's RAF Meteor pictures

Sent up from Singapore. Seems a long way to send such aircraft just for for scrapping

SCMP report

1946 In Hong Kong with the RAF

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Tue, 1946-01-01 to Tue, 1946-12-31

This extract from my Grandfather's memoirs covers his last posting with the RAF before being demobbed. 


Rangoon was as deadly as ever but I was bucked by the thought of the Hong Kong posting. I waltzed into Postings as usual and there was my favourite Flight Sergeant, at his desk with his mug of char at his elbow. "Ah, you're back," said he, "have a cup of char." I parked myself and accepted his offer whilst the formalities of the posting were outlined.

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26 Mar 1946, Lantau Crash

Date(s) of events described: 
Tue, 1946-03-26

I'm so pleased to have found this group! I come from Vancouver (which is practically a colony of Hong Kong), and I'm so excited to be planning my first visit to the island in November of this year. My grandfather was a pre-war mountaineer who joined the RAF in late 1941.  He spent the next few years flying over Burma, plus 2 seasons running fitness and survival training to RAF pilots in Kashmir. Following the war, he delayed his return home to England in order to see a bit of the world, and volunteered for a 6-month posting to Hong Kong. 

RAF's arrival in Hong Kong-1945

An interesting article starting on page 32 onwards to page 45 of this PDF covering the RAF’s arrival in Hong Kong in 1945

Most of the story has been told in various formats in previously published documents.

One map/diagram shows Ping Shan and Ka Tak far way from where they actually are..

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/research/RAF-Historical-Society-J...

American Aeroplane in Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

"View of camp with Kawloon City in the background"

Original title from Flickr

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

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