hong kong Sek Kong

Sek Kong
hong kong

14.1157 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
17.3152 Hong Kong Port,
17.5156VHST Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong
17.8136VHKT Kai Tak, Hong Kong
20.7 49 Minsk World, Shenzhen
22.2231VHHH Hong Kong, Lantau Island

22 26 N - 114 5 E
13nm NNW of Hong Kong, in the New Territ
Elevation: 50 feet

Built in the New Territories. The RAF restored and maintained the base at RAF Sek Kong after WWII. Facilities were improved and runways were re-furbished. In 1978, the RAF Wessex HC.2 arrived on the base and regular rotary wing operations began. There was an influx of refugees from Vietnam in the mid-1980s and the Hong Kong government established a camp on the base, closing it to fixed-wing aircraft until 1992, when the camp was cleared. The Wessex moved to Kai Tak (VHKT) and RAF Sek Kong was formally closed in Nov 1996. The Chinese People's Liberation Army flew its helicopters in during Jul 1997.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1978/96UK 28 squadronWessex HC.2 1972/97
1978/94UK 660 squadronscout 1978/94
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1974/78
1969/77UK 656 squadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05


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1993-nov UK Army Air CorpsScout AH.1XW280

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