Unit History: RAF Sek Kong
The Shek Kong Airfield (Chinese: 石崗機場), ICAO:VHSK), or formerly Sek Kong Airfield, is the airbase of People’s Liberation Army Air Force in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is located in Shek Kong, near Pat Heung and Kam Tin.
Before the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to the PRC in 1997, the airbase was used by the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong, and was then known as RAF Sek Kong. Construction of the airbase started in 1938, and was completed in 1950. The delay was due to Japanese occupation during the World War II. It was the first airport in Hong Kong with a paved runway. The general public can use the airport to learn to fly and operate private aeroplanes during weekends.
From the mid 1980s to 1992, RAF Sek Kong was a Vietnamese Refugee Detention Centre
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