RAF Shatin Airfield – Aircraft in Flight

Peter Howell has sent a number of images of taken in the early 1950s, when Peter was involved in 1900 Flight at RAF Shatin Airfield. Peter says, some photographs depict the wider role in which the unit took part –  Air Days and Ceremonial occasions.

If you wish to know more about Peter’s involvement in 1900 Flight, the Shatin Airfield, Hong Kong and life there please see our RAF Shatin Airfield articles linked below.

Peter has also provided the photo captions and hopes that they are sufficient explanation of what is shown in each photograph.

HF: I have added the photo captions provided by Peter and an image number so that individual images can be easily identified by anyone wishing to add information.

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 1 Peter Howells

Image 1 Aircraft leaving Sha Tin Hoi heading north on patrol

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 2 Peter Howell

Image 2 Aircraft returning from a mission, alerting the ground crew of his presence

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 3 Peter Howell

Image 3 Battle of Britain Day, RAF Kai Tak, flour bombing a Scout car

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 4 Peter Howell

Image 4 Battle of Britain Day, RAF Kai Tak, flour bombing a Scout car

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 5 Peter Howell

Image 5 Flying in pairs over mountainous terrain

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 6 Peter Howell

Image 6 On patrol in pairs. Note that the doors have been removed for ease of photography

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 7 Peter Howell

Image 7 Pilot using the No. 18 set Army medium wave frequency transmitter to contact the ground artillery

RAF Shatin Airfield, Aircraft In Flight Image 8 Peter Howell

Image 8 The Queen’s Coronation Day 1953, taking part in the ceremonial flypast

See:

  1. RAF Sha Tin [1949-1962] on gwulo.com
  2. Sha Tin Airfield Wikipedia

This article was first posted on 5th June 2021.

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part One
  2. RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part Two
  3. RAF Shatin Airfield – Headquarters, Part One
  4. RAF Shatin Airfield – Headquarters, Part Two
  5. RAF Shatin Airfield – aerial images
  6. RAF Shatin Airfield – daily life
  7. Shatin Airfield 1949-1962
  8. Shatin Airfield – 1954 article about British Army/RAF use
  9. Shatin Army Camp – link to Shatin Airfield
  10. Shatin – first powered flight in Hong Kong 1911
  11. An Aeroplane Called Wanda – historic flight over Shatin March 18th, 1911.
  12. Charles Van den Born – first powered flight in Hong Kong, Shatin, 1911

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