RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part Two

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 9 Peter Howell

Image 9 Patrol vessel operating south of Hong Kong island

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 10 Peter Howell

Image 10 Record photo of an Army Hilltop Medical Unit near Tai Po

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 11 Peter Howell

Image 11 Taken during a low level supplies drop to a hilltop outpost

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 12 Peter Howell

Image 12 Taken during a supplies drop

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 13 Peter Howell

Image 13 Taken whilst on a border patrol just south of the Sham Chun river

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 14 Peter Howell

Image 14 The river forming the border can just be seen beyond the hills. Several dugout observation posts were on top of this range

RAF Shatin Airfield Routine Patrols Image 15 Peter Howell

Image 15 View of the border area from about 5,000 feet

See:

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

This article was first posted on 26th May 2021.

Related Indhhk articles:

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

 

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