RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

Ian Muchall  EMail ianmuchall@aol.com

My history

My history as best I can remember is as follows.

Arrived at RAF Shinfield Park in November 1964 from HQ RAF Germany. 

I was in the Accounts Section until moving to the Officers Mess as the Non Public Accounts bookkeeper / Mess clerk. 

In September, 1966 I was on EOR to RAF Detachment Majunga (Madagascar) for three months. Interesting 3 months as I had a day in El Adem and a week in Nairobi flying out and 2 days in Aden on the way back managing to join my father at the ComCen Christmas party at Steamer Point. Our accommodation was in a Holiday Camp on the beach outside the town and we had to travel by taxi to work.

I married Anita Harget ex WRAF Admin in Oct 1967 and was one of the few remaining at SP to the bitter end. 

I was then posted to HQ Air Cadets at RAF White Waltham and was there again until the end, moving to RAF Brampton where I remained until 1971.

My later postings were to 

   RAF Masira/Salalah 1972. (9 months)

   RAF PMC Innsworth 1972-1975.

   RAF Rheindahlen 1975 - 1978

   RAF Binbrook 1978 - 1982 when I retired from the RAF.

Office manager for 5 years with a local removal and storage company.

20 years with a firm of Chartered Accountants retiring in 2007.

Residing in seclusion outside Louth, Lincolnshire with 2 acres and plenty of gardening but still have time for golf and travel.

We have 2 daughters, Karin (b 1970) a Chartered Accountant living in Toronto working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Fiona (b 1973) a sports teacher living near Guildford.

We have 3 grandsons, 2 in Canada and one in Surrey.

My album









Shinfield Park Folk Group. Anita Muchall  2nd left. Andre at right?

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