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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1961

A newspaper cutting of Clive Hamilton receiving his BOAC Junior Jet Club Certificate for 50,000 miles from Captain A. N. Moore.  Comet 4B in the background..  

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1961

Pat Boone with possibly a Lillywhite on the left and Clive Hamilton on the right.  Pat Boone boarded the aircraft in Bangkok, much to the excitement of the air hostesses on board.  The aircraft was a BOAC Comet from London, one of the "Lollipop Specials" bringing childen from school in the UK to Hong Kong for their summer holidays.

RAF Hangar-postwar

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950
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The exact position of the hangar can be determined by its relationship with the RAF Officers quarters on the hill.

Hangar on the right.

Probably around the Kowloon Bay MTR Station area

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Approaching Kai Tak – View from the cockpit in July 1979

The following images were taken by Tony Hawes in (most likely) July 1979. They are taken from the cockpit. He wrote me that he wasn’t stationed in Hong Kong, but visited this city twice – in 1963 and 1979. The images are in the order he remembers.

Updated version 2016-08-21

This one is already at the Kowloon Peninsula showing Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate and the Lai Chi Kok municipal incinerator. Flight direction is south-east.

Approaching Kai Tak 1979 (7)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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"You have reached the final parking position."

Approaching Kai Tak 1979 (2)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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Approaching Kai Tak 1979 (4)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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Approaching Kai Tak 1979 (5)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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The infamous Kai Tak checkerboard

text on flickr: Looking a bit faded 12 years after the airport closed.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010
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