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Everything tagged "Boyd, Chris (1951-52)"

Ping Shan new hut Cpl Mick Brophy c1952.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

In 1957 Sergeant Mick Brophy was an instructor in England.  This hut was probably the one where the circle of vegetation is.

Probably Pak Sha Wan.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

After Camp Collinson, the personnel were accommodated at Lye Mun camp. As it was within the boundary of the camp, the old heavily damaged battery at Pak Sha Wan would have been visited by many of the airmen.

Sek Kong amah Ping with daughter Sue.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Personnel working at Ping Shan/Kong Wei were billeted at Sek Kong

HMTS Empire Halladale Singapore to Hong Kong 1951

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

The Empire Halladale seems to have had a reputation for being one of the worst troop ships.

HMTS Empire Halladale Singapore to Hong Kong 1951 b

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

An interesting history of the Halladale.  She was broken up in 1956

Ping Shan the hut that burned down.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

The paddy fields were infested with snakes and over the years several of the airmen manning the huts had close encounters, especially at night.  One or two had thick leather gaiters made to give some protection, but I have never heard of anyone being bitten.

Camp Collinson Amah Ah Hoi.

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

Camp Collinson was where the 367 Signals Unit men lived prior to Lye Mun and then either the permanent quarters at Little Sai Wan or Sek Kong.

Ping Shan Chris 12v accumulators thunder box.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

The outpost, that was sited roughly where the Ping Shan RADAR unit had been, was also initially called Ping Shan, the actual village being some 3000 metres away, but it was later re-nanamed, 'Kong Wei'.  In the late 1940s and 50s the area was still largely paddy fields and Ping Shan was probably the nearest named place.  Note the rather primitive toilet (the thunder box).  In 2018 it is still possible to see on Google Earth where the circular perimeter fence was round one of the huts.  Look for a circular ring of trees/shrubs a few hundred m

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