World War Two – 1945 BAAG report – utilities

Hugh Farmer: Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong. 

Here I am posting the section on Utilities :-

Electricity supply including information about
– both HK Electric Co and China Light & Power Co
– restrictions imposed on supply
– certain industries attempting to generate their own electricity
– reports of Japanese dismantling machinery and shipping it out of HK

Gas supply including
– curtailment of supply
– reduced quotas to industrial users
– gas works in both Hong Kong [island] and Kowloon were undamaged

Water supply including
– restrictions on supply
– undamaged reservoirs and pumping stations
– damaged/defective water meters

I have already posted the sections on Intro + Contents, and Dockyards and will add further relevant areas in the future.

If you are unfamiliar with the British Army Aid Group please refer to Further Information below.

BAAG – 1945 report – utilities

Further information:

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The image used here is of CLP’s Hok Un power station but in 1949.

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