RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

News, Entries & Contacts (from 2011)

This page contains website news, latest entries to website pages and details of contacts from 2011 onwards, the date the website originally went live.

All notes on this page are in reverse chronological order (latest entries on the top).


Latest entries to website pages

  • Mar 26 2021 Des Orpin has now stepped down from organising the reunions. Related emails here.
  • Feb 11 2021 Greg North sent news of Black Boy name change. Link to story here.
  • Jan 23 2021 Greg North sent details of a 2.5m walk around Shinfield Park. Link to pdf on this page.
  • June 23 2020 Alan Causon sent the (June 22 2020) pics linked below to Roy Whiteman who recognised Peter Davies in one of them.
  • June 22 2020 Greg North sent these pics of SP circa 1952. Does anyone recognise any of the faces?
  • June 21 2020 Gwilym Floyd emailed regarding his father PTI Taff Floyd.
  • June 9, 2020 Luke Sullivan sent an email with pics of an aircraft plaque at Ewart Park. Details here with reply.
  • Jun 6, 2020 Graham Vockins emailed that Shinfield Players Theatre has been contacted by Lyn Harding attaching a programme for ‘Quiet Wedding’ that her father took part in (1943). 
  • May 8, 2020 Doreen Cozens sent Greg North a picture of the bunting (click image at right) she had put up over the camp memorial to celebrate VE day.  See here.
  • The April 2020 planned reunion … was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Jun 6, 2019. Steve Davenport is in possession of a trunk labelled S/L B Trevelyan (1942) of HQFTC. 
    More info
  • The last reunion was held on Saturday, 27th April 2019.
  • Mar 2019 Received a letter via 'Best Of British' magazine from Rita J Lucas here about her husband Harold Lucas.
  • Jan 4, 2016 Ted Williams announced that Derek Smee died. He had previously been in regular contact with him.
  • Mar 3, 2015 Alan Causon reported the death of Ray Smith
    Mar 26 2015
    A celebration of Ray Smith’s life by Adrian Reddall (see link below)
    Apr 21, 2015 Alan Causon sent email with last pics of Ray Smith. (See link below)
    Ray Smith link
  • Jan 2021 Bob Cuss, at SP from Jan 1965 to March 1967. Narrative
  • Jan 2019 Rusty Blagden, ex Telegraphist, at SP for whole of 1964. Narrative and 40+ photos!
  • Mar 2019 Brian Allen, ex RAF policeman at SP from 1959-61, now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Narrative and 2 pics.
  • Jul 2018 Madejski Zygmunt at RAF SP in 1945. Info sent by his son, Eugene. Narrative
  • Apr 2018 Ray Willis (with 2 pics) attended the 2018 reunion for first time.
  • Jun 2016 Sue Robinson (nee Mower) added from the mid ‘60s.
  • Nov 2015 Michael Brown added from the late ‘50s.
  • Mar 2015 With new information from his daughter, the late Ted Wilcox has now been added. Ted was involved with thermonuclear testing at Malden and Christmas Islands. Les Rothery has also been added.
  • Jan 2015 Nicky Broxton (nee Cooper), Ian George and Phil Gribble from the 60’s have recently been in contact and have been added to the Personnel section of the website. 


© Andre Francis 2020