The camp (and its environs)
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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.
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Aerial view of camp
1968 official photo
Camp documents and photos
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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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