The second batch of PLA advance guards arrived yesterday in a low-key procession. The 66 unarmed troops were briefed by future garrison commander, Major-General Liu Zhenwu, in Shenzhen before they crossed into Hong Kong at 1 pm in a 13-vehicle convoy. They were seen off from the Chinese side by a guard of honour of air, sea and land troops and a military band playing the Chinese anthem. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) contingent, comprising 18 field officers, 23 junior officers, 23 soldiers and two administrative staff, were given quick Customs clearance at Lok Ma Chau. Major-General Zhou Borong, who came with the first batch of 40 personnel last month, greeted the troops. Also on the spot was Principal Assistant Secretary for Security Clement Leung Cheuk-man and a dozen British soldiers who guided the drivers to the military sites. Unlike the arrival of the first batch on April 21, no welcoming party was held for the troops and no public speeches were given. Yesterday, PLA soldiers moved for the first time into their own barracks in Sek Kong and Gun Club Hill Barracks. The first advance party had stayed in the Prince of Wales Barracks and on Stonecutters Island close to the British forces. There are now 106 PLA advance guards in the territory, with 23 in Prince of Wales Barracks, 34 in Sek Kong Camp, 24 in Stonecutters Island Barracks and 25 in Gun Club Hill Barracks. The Joint Liaison Group has agreed to allow 90 more unarmed soldiers in on May 30, the last batch before the handover.