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British military training with live ammo in country parks?

Those of us who metal detect will of course be familiar with the blank rounds which litter the countryside from British army training in the 80s. However, recently I have found fired bullets (not casings) around various spots in Hong Kong, near or on major hiking routes like the MacLehose trail, sometimes smack dab in the center of the path where hundreds of thousands of hikers have likely trodden.

UnknownBuildingVictoriaPeakRadioStation.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

IMG_20200904_facade.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

Took this photo from the canopy.

IMG_20200904_roof.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

Only this bit can be seen.

Military construction? [????- ]

Didn't expect to come across this building hidden among thick vegetation with a wide trench nearby.

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Survey of tunnels-China Mail-15-09-1945

New CHEERO CLUB Formally opened-China Mail-15-12-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Hong Kong-New Territories -new Army Camps construction-China Mail-15-07-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Might help those interested in the origins of the NT's military sites and when they were constructed.

 

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Chick's Bridge

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

previously discussed here https://gwulo.com/atom/33201

Admiralty ropeway over Queensway-1920s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

A bit of image manipulation better reveals the overhead cables and tower crossing Queensway

related to https://gwulo.com/comment/20168#comment-20168

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