(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
RAF Kai Tak in 1950
Written by Micheal RichardsI was based at RAF Kai Tak, from Dec,1950 to May 1952, as an Air Wireless Mechanic, posted to 80 Fighter Squadron. The ONLY Fighter Squadron in the RAF that operated Spitfire Mark 24s. A fantastic aircraft for its day! Power Unit - one Rolls Royce Griffon Engine that could develop 2700hp! Five Blades on the Propeller! Four 20mm Cannon - two on each wing. In addition - fully loaded, it could carry a 500lb bomb, under the fusalage, a 250lb bomb under each wing plus four rockets under each wing as well! My job was to carry out daily inspections on the VHF Transmitter installations, on each aircraft - and then sign the Form 700.
, RAF Kai Tak, 117 SU in 1962
Written by Paul JohnsonWhole RAF experiance - great. Hong Kong - Brilliant.
RAF Kai Tak, in 1963
Written by Paul JohnsonGreat Great place and at just the right time. Can’t take the memories away - and boy have I got some, along I’m sure with other 19 year olds. What a place would’nt have missed it for anything. Pity I did’nt take more photo’s but you did’nt think of photo’s when you were going to Wanchi at 11.30pm.