RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)


About the website

This is a website for RAF personnel who were stationed at HQ FTC, RAF Shinfield Park (SP), at any time in the past. It has recently been revised and updated but with some previous news items omitted. The original website will continue to be accessible (but not updateable) here

Andre Francis originally set the site up, maintains it and currently acts as webmaster.

If you were stationed at Shinfield Park at any time in your RAF career and would like to contribute anything (no matter how small), please contact the webmaster. Anything you send, or any information you give, will not be posted on the site without your express permission

RAF Shinfield Park and HQFTC as they originally existed were part of a significant period in the history of the RAF. This site will be kept as a permanent memorial to those who served there. The Webmaster will endeavour to have the site hosted in perpetuity.

Camp entrance sign

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the camp's closure in 1968, there was an initial reunion held in 2008. This proved to be successful and further (consecutive) reunions have followed annually. Ex RAF SP personnel attending have come from the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

The reunion which marked the 50-year anniversary of the camp closure, was held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Black Boy (RG2 9BP) at 12.00pm with accommodation and dinner at the Holiday Inn, South Reading. All reunions details here.

Des Orpin currently organises the reunions.

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HQFTC RAF Shinfield Park main entrance

© Andre Francis 2020