RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)

Michael Rice

Alan Causon emailed the following on 21st August, 2015

Regarding the photo below,  you will be interested to know that my wife and I have been speaking to Michael for about 2 years on a regular basis and at last we have visited him and had a very happy day at Yeovil in Somerset, although it rained for most of the day. 

He was the Shinfield Park Catering Clerk. As a Civilian, he spent most of his working life at the Westlands Aircraft Factory at Yeovil. 

As you may guess we brought back to life some stories of a "Past Era" of our lives. 

This was the first time we had met since 1958 during my 3 years in the R.A.F. had been completed. It was great to meet up with him again and apart from the fact that we have been fortunate to have reached "Riper Years”, Michael seems just the same lad as I knew him to be 58 years ago. 

It is hoped that he will attend the Reunion next April now that Yeovil Football Club were relegated at the end of last Season!!!!!!

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