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Little Sai Wan 1953.

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1953

The only large building yet to be completed was the Station Headquarters  Bill would have been one of the first of the personnel to move into the new camp. (Andrew S)

Little Sai Wan Accommodation Block 1953.

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1953

This photograph was taken from the plot of land where Portal Wing would be built at rigth angle to the main block in about 1956.  The shorter wing next to the camera was Cheshire Wing that mainly accommodated Australian personnel and the longer wing 'behind' it was Gibson Wing that accommodated the R.A.F. personnel manning the three Watches, A on the top floor, B on the middle floor and C on the ground floor.  Out of sight beyond Gibson Wing was the short Trenchard Wing where most of the non technical personnel were billeted.

Little Sai Wan Amah Ah Fong 1953.

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1953

Ah Fong was another of the amahs who loyally moved with the Unit from Camp Collinson to Lyemun and finally to Little Sai Wan.  It must have been strange for them to have a constantly changing group of airmen to look after, and I have often wondered what sort of employment they found when the 367 Signals Unit closed down in 1962.  Hopefully they managed to find work with the civilians who took over the operation.

Little Sai Wan 1952.

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1952

Some of the accommodation and ancillary buildings were still being built.  The large white building was the technical block that had been built in1950.

Lyemun Gap and Devil's Peak 1952 b.

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1952

The Lyemun Redoubt battery is visible.  I have never previously seen photographs of the buildings in the gap, where the Island Eastern Corridor Road now runs.  There are Nissen huts and other buildings, including a very large circular structure.  This appears to be roofless and appears to have a door at the lower left side.  Is it the remains of some sort of Victorian defensive 'fort'?  There is also a very solid looking building built into the hillside below the Redoubt.  The whole area is surrounded by a high chain link fence that cli

Lyemun HMS Unicorn 1952.

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

The single storey buildings towards the bottom of the camp were used as temporary R.A.F. Headquarters.  Were they part of the old Pak Sha Wan battery?  (Andrew S)

Lyemun N.A.A.F.I. Christmas 1952.

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1952

The N.A.A.F.I. building was the small one just to the North of the large Victorian Accommodation block and directly over-looked the Lyemun strait.  In December 2007 it was being used as a small cafeteria - but closed for the Winter when I took a group of 367 Association members back to Hong Kong for a week of nostalgia.   (Andrew S)

Lyemun Our balcony.

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1952

This would have been the front balcony of the billet block now known as number 3

Lyemun Swimming off rocks 1952.

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1952

Lymun Camp Amah Ah Hoi 1952.

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

Ah Hoi was also an amah at Camp Collinson and she with the other amahs almost certainly moved on to Little Sai Wan when the unit moved there in 1953.  The amahs were all very loyal and hard-working. The background is not very sharp but there are several buildings in the background, which I cannot identify so this photograph might have been taken at one of the other accommodation blocks used by the R.A.F.  (Andrew S)

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