RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

Ellen Wright EMail sadiekat@hotmail.co.uk 

My time at Shinfield Park

My first 'posting' 1967 after 16 weeks at RAF Halton Medical Training Establishment.

I remember Joe who was the camp's photographer, Helen Storey who married John Mccandless (think thats what his name is) I have a copy of her wedding photo, Les Gardner Cpl (med centre), Mrs Rosemary Walker civilian nurse (wife of WO Walker MBE) and of course the 'famous' Frankie! thats another story, Maxine Marsh, unfortunately my minds not what it used to be! 

I was sad to hear that Kevin Webster passed away in 2007.

I certainly remember the long walk to and from the Medical Centre every morning, noon, and evening, mind you it kept us fit!

I had some happy times at SP. I was posted out after about 18 months (when the camp was winding down) to RAF Hospital Nocton Hall to 'train' on the maternity ward before going to RAF Changi Hospital in Singapore where I married a soldier (shame on me eh)? 

I had my first child a daughter who is 40 at the end of 2009.