Wokingham mark former RAF headquarters with commemorative stone


Wokingham is to mark a former RAF headquarters with a commemorative stone to be unveiled outside The Lodge at Shinfield Park on Wednesday January 16 the former site of the headquarters of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Flying Training Command.

The RAF Flying Training Command was responsible for organising the training of all aircrew during and after World War Two, ensuring sufficient crews were available for the war and later conflicts. During World War Two, airfields for training were positioned locally at Woodley, Henley (Culham), White Waltham, Smiths Lawn and Theale. There were countless others around the UK and many were trained in the USA and around the (then) Empire. The Lodge is a listed building and was the headquarters between 1940 and 1968.

Following the unveiling of the commemorative stone, one of borough’s 60 commemorative Diamond Jubilee oak trees will have its plaque unveiled. This tree has been planted immediately behind The Lodge.

January 14, 2013 |

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