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  • hong kong Sek Kong

    Kam Tin, New Territories

    Hong Kong





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    4.8120 Tai Mo Shan HLS, New Territories
    14.1157 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
    16.0075 Plover Cove helipad, New Territories
    17.3152 Hong Kong Port, Kowloon
    17.5156VHST Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong
    17.6156VHSS Sheung Wan Heliport, Hong Kong



    22° 26' 0'' N - 114° 5' 0'' E
    13nm NNW of Hong Kong, New Territories
    ICAO: VHSKIATA:
    Elevation: 50 feet




    History of this Location


    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. Regular rotary wing operations began around 1966 with 3rd Gurkha Rifles Air Platoon, while 656 Sq was consolidated here in Oct 1969 from existing flights. In 1978, the RAF Wessex HC.2 arrived on the base.

    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 Peoples Liberation Army flew its helicopters in during Jul 1997.

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    List of units at Sek Kong

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1978/96UK 28 SquadronWessex 1972/97
    1978/94UK 660 SquadronScout 1978/94
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1974/78
    1969/77UK 656 SquadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05






    List of aircraft and events at Sek Kong

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    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1975-apr 11 Flight spareAAC Sioux XT546
    1978-nov-17 Flying displayAAC Sioux XT546
    1986-mar DumpedRAF HC.2 XR500
    1986-mar PreservedAAC Sioux XT236
    1990-jun 660 Squadron AH.1 XT624
    1993-nov AAC AH.1 XW280



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