RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

Kevin Webster

Sad news

Unfortunately, Kevin died in 2007 after struggling with ill-health for some time. He never got around to sending anything about his time at Shinfield, but the first link below has a detailed history of his service career.

Last entry in Kevin’s blog

Monday, 27 August 2007

Faces from the past

Mood:  bright

Now Playing: Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong - Summertime

It never ceases to amaze me how the Internet has made it so easy to make contact with people that we have known in the past and haven't heard from in years.

Idly doing a Google search the other day for one of the RAF stations that I served on, I landed up on a web site in which I saw a picture of a guy I used to play music with back in 1967/8. It was in fact the start of my "career" as a performer, because Andy (Andre) stirred in me the desire to learn to play the guitar.

We're now in touch again, and since we live not far from each other, we are hopefully going to organise a reunion.

In memorium from Webmaster Andre

We were never to make that reunion. I was waiting for some considerable time for Kevin to get back to me to agree a meeting date but, unbeknownst to me at that time, his severe medical conditions had become critical and he died on 29th December, 2007. We were both very excited at the thought of meeting again after 40 years and I know it would have given him (and me) a great deal of pleasure reliving some old memories.

I attended his funeral and reception and passed my respects to his family. 

I will never forget Kevin. He was a part of my life at a defining time at Shinfield Park and I am a more fulfilled person for the experience.

RIP my old friend. 

Kevin’s photo memories (click here)

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