HQFTC 1959 3

About the website

This is a website for RAF personnel who were stationed at HQ FTC, RAF Shinfield Park, at any time.

It is set up with sections (see top of page) showing pictures and a map of the site, member pages (old and new photos, e-mail and website contacts etc) and reunions. Andre Francis originally set the site up, maintains it and currently acts as webmaster.

If you were stationed at Shinfield Park at any time in your RAF career and would like to contribute anything (no matter how small), please contact the webmaster. Anything you send or any information you give, will not be posted on the site without your express permission. 

RAF Shinfield Park and HQFTC as they originally existed were part of a significant period in the history of the RAF. This site will be kept as a permanent memorial to those who served there. The Webmaster will endeavour to have the site hosted in perpetuity.


To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the camp's closure in 1968, there was an initial reunion held in 2008. This proved to be successful and further (consecutive) reunions have followed annually. Ex RAF SP personnel attending have come from the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

The next reunion will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Black Boy (RG2 9BP) at 12.00pm. Dinner arrangements to be confirmed. Reunion details here.

Alan Causon (alanstanleycauson@tiscali.co.uk) currently organises the 50’s group.

Des Orpin (desmondorpin@pe37lz.freeserve.co.uk) currently organises the 60’s group.

News, Entries & Contact

All the latest here

Feb 2017: Sonja Dorothy Schimmel’s son is looking for contacts.

Camp memorial

A camp memorial stone has been set up in front of the Lodge. Preparation pics  The Lodge was originally part of the Officer's Mess, but has now been converted to a private residence.

The memorial ceremony was held at 11.00am on Wednesday January 16th, 2013 at the memorial stone. Ceremony pics

© Andre Francis 2018