RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

Sue Robinson (nee Mower) EMail johnrobinson548@msn.com 

My time at Shinfield

Joined WRAF on 25 10 ’66.  

Following basic training, Clk Sec 1/67, I arrived at Shinfield in March ’67 along with Liz Owen and Jenny Lawson and we were accommodated in the WRAF block. 

I was in a room next to Sue Glover who was the first of our crowd to pass her driving test. No mean feat! 

I was employed in the HQ FTC Air Staff Registry along with two civvies, Cyril and Olive (yes, those were their real names). Along with Jill Parkin, I met Dame Felicity Hill during a visit to the station.  

I represented the station at Netball and we went to RAF Syerston for the Command Trials (Sandy, Grace, Jill, Fiona and Jan) – can’t remember if anyone was selected. 

During a trip to a dance at RAF Odiham with Jan N and Sue G, I met John. And the rest as they say, is history.  Where has the time gone?

© Andre Francis 2020