Advance troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been on the move again after a bureaucratic mix-up forced soldiers to shift after less than a week. Barracks life proved less comfortable than they had hoped for the 12 mainland soldiers stationed amid the Black Watch in the camp on Stonecutters Island. Accommodation provided by the British - near the main entrance and on a road used by soldiers returning from evenings out - was too cramped for the Chinese, with no space for their signalling equipment. The Quartermaster, Major Jimmy Williamson, blamed the problem on confusion over the number of troops expected. 'We were told eight, then 10 and the upshot was there was not enough room for all the PLA's machinery,' he said. On Saturday afternoon, five days after the unit's arrival, they decamped to a larger building on the more secluded western side of the barracks. Woks, Chinese bowls and chopsticks have been installed in the new rooms at the base - dubbed Throatcutters Island by British troops due to its uncomfortable surroundings. While one PLA section experienced one common Hong Kong pastime - moving - some of their comrades enjoyed another when they went shopping in Causeway Bay.