RAF Shinfield Park

Headquarters Flying Training Command 

(27th May 1940 - 1st June 1968)


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The Black Boy

This page contains links to reunions’ photos from 2008 onwards.

Most reunion attendees drive up on the Saturday morning, stay at the Holiday Inn, South Reading overnight and leave after breakfast on the Sunday morning.

The first meet-up is at the Black Boy pub at 12 o’clock noon with drinks and lunch. Normally, one or more parties will stroll up to the old site of the camp, now a housing estate, and walk around. Two focal points are the Parkside Players building (previously the NAAFI Eagle Club) and the rebuild of the old Officer’s Mess, now converted to two separate private accommodations.

The rest of the afternoon is spent at the pub and later back at the hotel. Dinner is normally at the Holiday Inn, but has been held at the Black Boy a couple of times.

Reunion 2019 (click)

Reunion 2020 was cancelled

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The Holiday Inn, South Reading

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