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Raf Kai Tak

New role sought for old hangar

Rusted and empty, the old Royal Air Force hangar stands obscured by thick undergrowth and high-rises, its wartime role half a century ago remembered only by a few aviation and history buffs trying to prevent it from falling further into obscurity.

Monday, 19 December, 2011, 12:00am

New air style to hit town soon

Dick Barton commands the RAF's 28 (AC) Squadron. He joined the RAF in 1982 and has since clocked up 3,500 hours' flying time. Squadron Leader Barton, 36, lives at the Sek Kong base with his wife and two children. RAF 28 will move to Kai Tak in the autumn, when the British Garrison will vacate its Sek Kong base.

21 May 1996 - 12:00am

Vampire's teething problems

FORTY-SIX years ago today, the fishermen of Bias Bay, in China, 40 kilometres north of Hong Kong, woke up to find a Vampire had landed on their beach.

It bore little resemblance to Count Dracula.

The Vampire F3 VG703 was a British fighter aircraft from the Vampire Trials Unit on a demonstration flight to the Far East.

11 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Low-key departure for RAF commander

THE last Royal Air Force commander in Hong Kong flew quietly out of Kai Tak last week ending a tradition that goes back 67 years as the British military's withdrawal gathers momentum.

23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am