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Kai Tak Tunnel Western Entrance

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

Kai Tak Tunnel (formerly Airport Tunnel) [1982- ]

Date Place completed: 
1982-06-29

From Wikipedia:

Kai Tak Tunnel, formerly known as the Airport Tunnel, is a tunnel in New Kowloon, Hong Kong, which connects the Kowloon Bay and Ma Tau Kok areas by going beneath the former Hong Kong International Airport (Kai Tak Airport). It is part of Route 5.

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My only memory with Kai Tak

Hi guys. I am new to gwulo.com. Nice to meet you all and learn the history about Hong Kong from all of you.

I took the pictures below last year from Kai Tak Airport Photo Exhibition at Mikiki, San Po Kong. Before the Airport’s closure, I was still very little living in Sham Shui Po. Even though I had never been to the Airport, I was amazed by aeroplanes and engine noise flying over my head. The rest of my impression about Kai Tak is from TV dramas and movies.

Do you have special memories or nostalgia with Kai Tak?

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Jurors List 1931-Air Pilot-Arthur Vere Harvey bio

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1931

Arthur Vere Harvey was an early member of the Far East Aviation Co based at Kai Tak and of the Far East Flying Training School.

His main role involved selling British aircraft in South China

After a career in the war-time RAF, post-war he became a Member of Parliament in the UK.

He was not an early 'Air Pilot' in Hong Kong.

Many had preceeded him by the 1930s. but they were probably not conscientious enough to be listed on the Juror's Roll Call  .

 

Enquiry - Evolution of Kowloon City (Lung Shing)

Kowloon City (especially the currently Lung Shing constituence) has quite a interesting history. I learnt that the area was previously scattered with several villages and later there is a development of the Kowloon Street (a local market); and then a pier that links to it. The Kai Dak reclamation also took several stages to be completed.

 

RAF Officers quarters & Guardroom-1936

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

This image revealls the rarely seen original building that stood in front of the RAF Officer's Mess and quarters.

It looks like the buildings usually seen in 1920s images of Kowloon around Nathan Road and residential side streets.

It appears to have been in the hands of a 'Dutchman' according to this 1937 typhoon account of an RAF officer trying to return to his quarters

Dudman W.F.-1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

The above clipping from The Aeroplane magazine published in the UK on 30 November 1945, mentions a number of prominent business people of the time who I do not recall being listed on Gwulo as members of the HK Volunteers, POWs interred during the war, or had died during the conflict.

Gwulo readers who compile such data-bases may be able to fill-in the backgrounds of these names i.e.

Mr W.McCombe,  Mr G.G.N. Tinson,  Mr K.S. Morrison,  John Robinson,  Mr C.E. White & Mr H.R. Pinna

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