RAF Hospital Changi

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channo1968 on October 11, 2010

hiya all just wanted to add i was born in that hospital on february 16th 1968, my dad was serving there with the raf. i have never been back i would love to as i never saw it as we moved some 15 months later. my dad returned there 5 year ago but he said that singapore and the changi area has changed completely. funny to think we where all born there but now its the most haunted place on the singapore island.

martin rollins on November 10, 2010

hiya my name is martin rollins .i was born at changi hospital on the 27 april 1964.my father was in the royal navy at the time .not sure when we returned to england but would love to go back my fathers name was john rollins and my mothers name was norma rollins.you never know somebody might remember them .my father also boxed for the navy.nice to see some lovely pictures hope to go back some day .

rutherford on November 24, 2010

I must be one of the last of Changi's RAF babes then - 16th December 1970. I'd love to return to Singapore to see what it's like - and to see if I sleep properly. I've always struggled to wake up in teh morning and go to sleep in teh evening and my mum reckons it comes from being born half way round the world. Having said that, I know locals who struggle with mornings to so perhaps it's a myth.

Carolinet61 on January 30, 2011

Hi. I was also born at this hospital on 13th October 1961. I have not visited Singapore since my parents left for England at the end of my dad's tour of duty there, he was in the Royal Marines. This year to celebrate my 50th birthday we would like to visit Singapore but am unsure whether there is really anything there now to make it a memorable trip. It is encouraging to see the picture of the hospital which my mother remembers, however, I'm not sure now if the hospital is still there or has been knocked down. I'd appreciate anybodies feedback to help us make the right decision to go out to the area. Many thanks, Caroline.

russwebbuk on February 9, 2011

Hi Caroline, I too was born in Changi Hospital, on 20th March 1961. I assume this hospital. My father was in the RAF at the time and they left about a year later I think. My wife and I are visiting Singapore for the 20th March 2011 (on our way to Australia) and I plan to go see this hospital or even the plot it stands in and also where we lived. I'm sure it will be very emotional for me and I plan to take lots of pictures. I will try to pin some up on here and let all know my experiences.

Thanks Russ.

bettyboop62 on April 30, 2011

Hi lovely reading all these comments...glad im not the only one who wants to go back and see my place of birth despite it probably being totally different. Am planning on going next year fingers crossed :oD My parents were both in the RAF but dad was posted to singapore and mum was posted somewhere in the UK so they decided this was it and wanted to be together and dad went out there & sent for my mum to join him and they got married in singapore july 1961 then along came little me on the 25th may 1962........ Would love to here from anyone that may have known them Peter & Pat Simmons



rvroamin on May 2, 2011

Ola I've enjoyed reading all your stories. I was a Forces brat born in the RAF Hospital and like many of you long to go back. My Father (Peter Jones)was station there soon after he joined the RAF at the age of 18 and my mothers parents allowed her to join him two years later when she was 18. She traveled by troop ship stopping at Aden (where we were later stationed as a family). The boat journey took 6 weeks and from her stories I think my mother (Pamela) was a very naive girl with dreams of adventure as after two years apart and with only correspondence and the occasional photo to go on she wondered what she'd done agreeing to get married in a foreign land so far away from the comfort of family and friends. But married she was and she soon settled into the very different way of life from what she'd known in Catford London. During their time there my father was often away on duty for long periods and she got lonely, so eighteen months later I (Turea Anne) was born 25th June 1955. I have myriad photographs of our time there but sadly no personal recollection of this wonderful place as our little family were posted back to UK 18 months later. Really I have no excuse not to revisit that part of the world as my youngest brother now lives in Singapore. At the time of writing I am resolved to arrange to see him there and visit all of the places I have 'Goggled' so many times.

burkeyblue on August 3, 2011

Amazing to find this. Thanks so much for showing me where I was born in Dec 21st 1961. My Dad, Jack Burke, was in the Raf there.Always wanted to return. This has made me doubly determined.Sadly we left in 1962 I think, and my dad died in 1963. Anyone who may have known him or my family,(mum Joyce and sister Carole who would have been 5 or 6 at the time).

Nic Townsend on August 26, 2011

I was born here April 1967, just curiosity really today -a after many years never seen pictures of where I was born... nice seeing comments - we used to live in jalan pokok serunai - apparently was 200m from the sea then but is now 2km!!

chilyx on September 5, 2011

I visited the hospital in 2002 ans took photos inside. If you would like to see them here is a web link:


louobe on September 13, 2011

I was also born here May 16 1970 ! Dad was in the Royal Navy and we lived in Serangoon Gardens , Im taking my first trip back to Singapore next month , So it was so lovely to find this image as I was always told that Changi Hospital had been knocked down long ago ! Mum has given me a list of places to visit & Changi hospital will be top of the List! Its been great to read all your comments :)

Angelique Campbell on October 15, 2011

I was also born here on 2nd April 1967. My dad was stationed there with The RAF. I have never been to Singapore, but my mother went back there 2 years ago and told me that she could not find the hospital which is a shame as I would of loved to have seen what the hospital looked like today

kather100 on January 9, 2012

I was so pleased to find this photograph My dad was in the R.A.F .I was born 17 th October 1962 and have never been back.My dad was Ronald Mallott and was stationed here until 1963.Maybe one day will go back though my disabilities may make it difficult.

NEWSOUTHWALES on March 10, 2012

My father was based at RAF Changi in 1963 and that is the year I was born. It's great to know how many other people were born at Changi Hospital. Thank you for the photo's it was great looking through them as I have never been back to Singapore, but I would love to go back sometime.

jonthompson1964 on September 3, 2012

Yet another Changi baby- born 06/11/1964- to Beryl and Michial (Kenneth) Thompson who were based in singapore with the RAF at the time. Planning to visit Singapore in Oct 2012 and hope to get a look at my birthplace before it disappears for good. JOnathan Thompson

paulflowe on October 19, 2013

Hi all. I was born here in July 1969. Dad was in the RAF. We ended up in England in 1970. I intend to go back 'home' one day!

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