RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

The camp (and its environs)

General information

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RAF Shinfield Park was located in the north of Shinfield Parish in the Unitary Authority of Wokingham District. The camp was the home of RAF Flying Training Command (RAF FTC) from 1940 until 1968. It then transferred to the Meteorological Office College from 1971 until 2002. The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting remained on the site but the rest was converted to residential housing. Immediately before and after RAF FTC was in existence, RAF Training Command was in control of Technical (Ground) and Flying training then subsequently passed the reins on to RAF Strike Command from 1977.

Officer’s Mess


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Pictures scanned from the Arrival Information Handbook describing the camp. Sent by Greg North

Aerial view of camp

1968 official photo

Camp documents and photos

Camp Memorial

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Arrival Information Handbook

Grid for 1968 official photo

Shinfield walk (2.5 miles)

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MPBW site plan (on left) with key (on right)

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Click here to see The Gremlin (the official HQFTC magazine) and some miscellaneous documents and photographs of people, the camp and environs.

The Black Boy

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The NAAFI (Eagle Club) and The Shinfield Players

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