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367 Signals Unit Nissen huts Kai Tak 1950.

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1950

Members of the 367 Signals Unit were only billeted at Kai Tak for a short time, when the unit operated from a site at Tai Po Sai in the New Territories.  This was after they left the Wang Fung Terrace flats where they operated from and where they were initially billeted in late 1945.

Collinson billet 42 1951.

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1951

After the operations moved to Little Sai Wan, the accommodation moved to Camp Collinson, with some of the unit being billeted in a few Nissen huts overlooking the sea.  Did they provide better accommodation than the pre-war 'caves' where other lived?

Collinson gate Nov 1951.

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1951

It is possible that the old guard room building might still exist. The ruin of a pre-war building is possibly shown outside the gate.

Collinson NAAFI and Mess 1951.

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1951

Outside the N.A.A.F.I. somebody is enjoying a bit of free time under an umbrella.

Little Sai Wan 1951

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1951

In 1951, the only building at Little Sai Wan was the techical block that had a date stone for 1950.  The smaller building beyond it and to the left is almost certainly a pre-war building used by the Royal Signals.  Two tall aerial masts are just visible just above centre right.  They probably dated from pre-war days and would have supported a horizontal aerial.  These masts were soon to be demolished as being in the way of the proposed airmen's Mess and N.A.A.F.I..

Collinson caves 1951.

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

It looks as though the 'caves' were man-made cut and cover structures that had been built into the hill side.

Collinson to Big Wave Bay 1951.

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