RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part One

Peter Howells has kindly sent the following photographs and says they are simply amateur pics taken during routine patrols, and depict the work that 1900 Flight was
doing. The official photographs taken on these flights were processed
behind locked doors and despatched to High Command for interpretation.

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 Routine Patrols Image 1 Peter Howell

Image 1 A distant view of the Sham Chun river with the hill known as Crest OP in the middle ground

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 2 Peter Howell

Image 2 American battleship USS New Jersey, now believed to be a Museum Ship

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 3 Peter Howell

Image 3 Another view of the Sham Chun river

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 4 Peter Howell

Image 4 Artillery Shoot. Our aircraft was beyond the distant hills ready to radio aiming instructions

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 5 Peter Howell

Image 5 Border area taken on a very grey rainy day from around 2,000′

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 6 Peter Howell

Image 6 Border area, location unknown

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 7 Peter Howell

Image 7 KCR line just north if Tai Po, area now known as Hong Lok Yuen

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 8 Peter Howell

Image 8 KCR Railway from 2,500′ passing through rural countryside north of Tai Po

See:

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

This article was first posted on 18th May 2021.

Related Indhhk articles:

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

 

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