RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

The Black Boy / The Shinfield Arms

The change of name

Finally, Wokeness won out, and The Black Boy has been renamed as The Shinfield Arms. An article from Berkshire Live told the story here.

The change had been attempted in 2017, article here, but rejected.

Some reactions

Andre Francis emailed on 16 Feb 2021

Surely a better name would have been “A boy of a hue other than white”. That would offend only my sense of history!

Keith Freeman emailed on 16 and 17 Feb 2021

Hereafter reference will be "The Shinfield Arms formerly known as the Black Boy"!

Hammersmith and Fulham council's coat of arms features a black ship The Labour-run council will investigate whether it has racist connotations. Link here.

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