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Wavell House [????- ]

Victoria Barracks

Hi All, and David, our host,

Does anyone know if there is a reasonably legoble map of Victoria Barracks around, preferably dating from the 1970s?

 

Thanks,

Bob

Victoria Barracks

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1983

B Block. C Block on left of picture.

Victoria Barracks

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1983

One of the many Banyan trees dotted about the barracks. C Block on the left formerly the offices of the Joint Services Public Relations Staff and the Royal Military Police. The far end of C Block was the junior ranks dining room known as 'The Cookhouse'.

Victoria Junior School 1969

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Found these images here. They were shot by an American soldier on leave during the Vietnam war in 1969, most likely between October to December 1969.

The subscript for this one in the blog is: "It must have been odd for my uncle who grew up on a farm with no fences to see school children behind barbed wire."

Battlebox map

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2015
Places shown in this photo: 

Updated govt map service appears to show Battle Box site intact. As seen on Facebook group The Battle of Hong Kong

Flagstaff House/Victoria Barracks tunnel [????- ]

"The U-shape disused tunnel is reckoned to be used for shipment of ammunition during the war time and might have been abandoned or filled up after the war time." according to govt study this year. Says CEDD doesn't have further details. Map included in the Heritage Impact Assessment for new pumping station. http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/HIA_Report_Cotton%20Tree_%20Drive_%20FWPS.pdf

Central and HMS Tamar 1977

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1977

Taken from Dragon House Victoria Barracks.

Same as the 1976 picture but with the building works further advanced.

Central and HMS Tamar 1976

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1976

Taken from Dragon House Victoria Barracks. Views of HMS Tamar and the beginnings of the Prince of Wales building. Also shown are the Bank of America tower and the Connaught building. In the Mid Ground are the beginnings of the Mass Transit System with Harcourt road and Queensway running either side. I believe the Lippo centre and other buildings are there now. The near ground shows 2 blocks of Victoria Barracks. (A & B but not sure)

Victoria barracks Naafi and swimming pool.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1976
Places shown in this photo: 

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