Hong Kong December 1941

HQRA

1 Hong Kong Regiment Hong Kong-Singapore RA1 Mountain Battery HKSRA
2 Mountain Battery HKSRA
3 Medium Battery HKSRA
4 Medium Battery HKSRA
25 Medium Battery HKSRA
5 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA7 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RA
17 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery HKSRA
18 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery HKSRA
5 Anti-Aircraft Battery HKVDC (attached)
8 Coast Regiment RA12 Coast Battery RA
30 Coast Battery RA
36 Coast Battery RA
12 Coast Regiment RA24 Coast Battery RA
26 Coast Battery HKSRA
965 Defence BatteryAttached to 12 Coast Regiment RA
The Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps1 Battery
2 Battery
3 Battery
4 Battery
5 Anti-Aircraft Battery

Locations

Key (fixed defences)

Coast Batteries

1Jubilee Battery2Mount Davis3Belchers Battery
4Pinewood Battery5Aberdeen Battery6Chung am Kok Battery
7Bluff Head Battery8Stanley Battery9D’Aguilar Battery
10Bokhara Battery11Collinson Battery12Pak Sha Wan Battery
13Stonecutters Batteries

Anti-Aircraft Batteries

Map RefNameMap RefNameMap RefName
AMount Davis HAA BatteryBPinewood BatteryCAlbany Road Battery
DWaterfall Bay AA BatteryEBrick Hill AA BatteryFWest Bay AA Battery
GWong Nai Chong AA BatteryHSai Wan Hill BatteryJStanley Battery
KD’Aguilar AA Battery

1 Hong Kong Regiment HKSRA

MAP
1 Mountain Battery HKSRA
4 x 3.7 inch Howitzers




M3
M5
M15
M19

M17

7 Dec – Customs Pass
11 Dec – Devils Peak
14 Dec – Gauge Basin – 2 guns
18 Dec – Saiwan Redoubt – 1 gun
18 Dec – Stanley – 1 gun



Destroyed by enemy action
Lost to enemy action

Captured 25 Dec
4 x 4.5 inch HowitzersM16

M9
M9
M14

7 Dec – Red Hill – 2 guns

7 Dec – Sanatorium – 2 guns
17 Dec – Sanatorium – 2 guns
Took over Tai Tam Hill from 2 Bty
Destroyed enemy action 19 Dec

Handed to 2 Mountain Bty
Destroyed 25 Dec
2 Mountain Bty HKSRA
4 x 3.7 inch Howitzers


M1
M6
M13
M13
M13

7 Dec – Tai Wai – 2 guns
7 Dec – Main Filters – 2 guns
11 Dec – Victoria – 1 gun
11 Dec – Stanley Gap – 2 guns
13 Dec – Stanley Gap – 3 guns
19 Dec – Stanley Gap – 3 guns

Mainland just North of map

1 gun lost in withdrawal

1 gun from Victoria
Lost to enemy action
4 x 4.5 inch HowitzersM1
M10

M14
M4
7 Dec – Main Filters – 2 guns
11 Dec – Coombe Road – 2 guns
11 Dec – Tai Tam Hill – 2 guns
13 Dec – Kellett – 2 guns

Other 2 guns forward


Lost to enemy action 19 Dec
From Coombe Road
Lost to enemy action 25 Dec
3 Medium Battery HKSRA
4 x 6 inch Howitzers
M18

M19
7 Dec – Mount Parker – 2 guns

7 Dec – Saiwan – 2 guns

Destroyed by enemy action 19 Dec
Destroyed by enemy action 19 Dec
4 Medium Battery HKSRA
4 x 6 inch Howitzers

M8
M7

7 Dec – Gough Hill – 2 guns
7 Dec – Mount Austin – 2 guns

Put out of action 25 Dec
Put out of action 25 Dec
25 Medium Battery HKSRA
4 x 6 inch Howitzers
M2
M20
M12
M13
M11

7 Dec – Main Polo – 2 guns
11 Dec – Caroline Hill – 2 guns
11 Dec – Tiger Balm – 2 guns
16 Dec – Stanley Gap – 2 guns
17 Dec – Jockey Club Stables – 2 guns

Other 2 guns forward


From Tiger Balm, 1 lost 19 Dec
From Caroline Hill, destroyed 20 Dec

5 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA

MAP
BatteryMap
Ref
Name & ArmamentFate
7 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RAF
G

H
West Bay 2 x 3 inch Guns
Wong Nei Cheong 2 x
3.7 inch Guns
Saiwan Redoubt
Captured 25 Dec
Captured 18 Dec

Captured 18 Dec
17 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery HKSRAB
A
E
D
Pinewood 2 x 3 inch Guns
Mount Davis
Brick Hill 2 x 3 inch Guns
Waterfall Bay
Destroyed 15 Dec
Blown up 25 Dec
Captured 25 Dec
Blown up 25 Dec
18 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment HKSRAJ
K
C

Stanley 2 x 3 inch Guns
D’Aguilar
Albany Road 2 x 3.7 inch Guns
Captured 25 Dec
Blown up 10 Dec
Captured 25 Dec
5 Anti-Aircraft Battery HKVDCHSaiwan Hill 2 x 3 inch GunsCaptured 18 Dec

8 Coast Regiment RA

MAP
BatteryMap RefName & ArmamentFate
12 Coast Battery RA8Stanley 3 x 9.2 inch Guns Mk7Captured 25 Dec
30 Coast Battery RA10Bokhara 2 x 6 inch Guns Mk5Blown up 19 Dec
36 Coast Battery RA11
6
Collinson 2 x 6 inch Guns CP2
Chung am Kok 2 x 6 inch Guns CP2
Blown up 19 Dec
Blown up 19 Dec

12 Coast Regiment RA

MAP
BatteryMap RefName & ArmamentFate
24 Coast Battery RA2Mount Davis 3 x 9.2 inch Guns Mk5Blown up 25 Dec
26 Coast Battery HKSRA13

1
Stonecutters Batteries 3 x 6 inch Guns,
2 x 60 pdrs
Jubilee Battery 3 x 6 inch Guns
Blown up 10 Dec
Blown up 25 Dec

965 Defence Battery

MAP
NameMap RefArmamentFate
Belcher’s Upper31 x 6 inch GunDestroyed 25 Dec
Belcher’s Lower32 x 4.7 inch GunsDestroyed 25 Dec
Repulse Bay
1 at Belchers 15 Dec
1 to Stanley
A3
A9
A4
2 x 18 pdrsDestroyed 23-25 Dec
Tai Tam Bay
To Stanley
A5
A4
2 x 18 pdrsDestroyed 24 Dec
Stanley Bay
To Braemar 11 Dec
A4
A8
2 x 18 pdrsDestroyed 18 Dec
Promontory Bay
To Stanley 19 Dec

A4
1 x 2 pdr Anti-Tank GunDestroyed 24 Dec
Island Bay
To Stanley 19 Dec
A6
A4
1 x 2 pdr Anti-Tank GunDestroyed 24 Dec
Deepwater Bay
To north shore 13 Dec then
to Stanley 19 Dec
A2

A4
1 x 2 pdr Anti-Tank GunDestroyed 24 Dec
Tai Ho Wan
To Tai Koo docks 14 Dec
A1
A7
1 x 2 pdr Anti-Tank GunDestroyed 18 Dec

Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force

MAP
BatteryMap RefName & ArmamentFate
1 Battery9D’Aguilar Fort 2 x 4 inch NavalBlown up 19 Dec
2 Battery7Bluff Head Fort 2 x 6 inch NavalCaptured 25 Dec
3 Battery5Aberdeen Battery 2 x 4 inch NavalBlown up 24 Dec
4 Battery12Pak Sha Wan 2 x 6 inch GunsCaptured 18 Dec
5 Anti-Aircraft Battery12Saiwan Redoubt 2 x 3 inch GunsCaptured 18 Dec