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RAF Hangar-Diamond Hill

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012

The ex-RAF hangar next to Diamond Hill MTR station has now been hidden from view  at the Exit 'A' path by contractors as they start clearing the site for the Shatin to Central line project. The ultimate fate of this WW2 relic is not known, although there have been attempts to preserve it in some way.

RHKAAF Widgeon helicopter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960
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Seen here landing at Sek Kong.

Flying Doctor Service

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

Flown by my late father.

Spitfire VN485

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2011

On a visit to the Imperial War Museum collection at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK  today, the Hong Kong Spitfire is still looking good. 

1962 Hawker Hunter Crash

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

The pilot of the Hawker Hunter was featured in the SCMP on 12 December 1962

RAF Homantin ? [????- ]

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This block stood on Homantin Hill Road above Homantin Street. The white sign-board at the fence-line denoted it as UK Ministry of Defence property. It is thought to have been the location of RAF Homantin just after the war.

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Homantin Hill Road-Military family housing quarters

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975
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This block stood on Homantin Hill Road above Homantin Street. The white sign-board at the fence-line denoted it as UK Ministry of Defence property. It is thought to have been the location of RAF Homantin just after the war. Rumour had it that it was the scene of many Japanese atrocities during the war and the building and grounds were haunted.

25 Sep 1946, Hidden History-Kowloon Tong Air Crash-1946

Date(s) of events described: 
Wed, 1946-09-25

AIR DISASTER, 19 KILLED IN DAKOTA CRASH AT KOWLOON, WORST PLANE TRAGEDY IN COLONY’S HISTORY, INQUIRY TO BE HELD

1930s Kai Tak hangar fire

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930
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Bamboo matshed Hangar fires were common before the permanent steel hangar was built for the RAF at the eastern end of the airport.

Sailors Home

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Guess we can put completion date as 1864...

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