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Entrance to Murray Barracks

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Victoria Barracks ca. 1910

Estimated date around 1910.

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West Point Barracks [????-1843]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1843-08-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Position of marker is approximate.

They are marked on the 1845 map as "West Point Barracks. Abandoned & Pulled down.", see https://gwulo.com/map-of-places#18/22.28582/114.13755/Map_by_ESRI-1845_HK/100


Sai Wan Barracks [c.1845-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1845-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Built in the early 1840s when the British first took possession of Kong Kong

HK barracks Kowloon side-looking towards Kowloon peak and the west.IDJ_.png

With a bit of image manipulation Kowloon Peak can be seen looming in the background.

Seems like its the Argyle Street barracks?

Royal Corp of Transport 1952-3.png

My father was posted to HK and served in the Royal Corp of Transport as a driver in 1952/3 for his national service.He often spoke about his time there with great affection.He enjoyed the work and the friendship of his pals whilst serving in the  exotic location of HongKong.He came back with a small album of photos of his time there.However i have always wondered wherethe location of his barracks would havebeen.I know he was mainly employed draging new tanks up to the China border area.Also recoverind dead tanks ref broken down to the maintenance workshops whereever that was.If anyone

HK barracks Kowloon side.png

Does anybody recognise the location of this barracks Kowloon side used by the Royal Corp of Transport 1952/3

Barracks identification Kowloon side

Hello to one and all, just joined and would like help with picture identification.My father Albert Stephenson was posted to HK for his national service arround 1952/53.He was serving as a driver in the Royal Corp of Transport,he told me his main taskes was based around transporting new tanks up to the border with China.Or recovery of broken down dead tanks, back to be serviced and overaled back to a working state.I am not sure of where his regular  barracks were located,so would like to ask if anyone can help identify the location of these old black and white  pictures. 

Nissen huts at HMS Tamar [c.1947-c.1977]

Date Place completed: 
c.1947-01-01 (Year, Month are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1977-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

At the end of WW II, probably end of the 1940's, accommodation space was needed for seamen of the Hong Kong Flotilla. A quick and comparably cheap way to build accommodation was the erection of Nissen huts (Wikipedia: a prefabricated steel structure for military use, made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel.)

These huts can be seen on a 1955 map and are labelled "Ratings Accommodation" (map cropped from https://gwulo.com/atom/20365)

Wellington and Victoria Barracks 1952

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

Victoria Barracks (Hong Kong) 1842-1979. Edited by Lieutenant Colonel D.H. Oxley ; page 72.

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