RAF Shawbury HIVE
c/o Central Registry
Tel: (01939) 250351 ext 7206
Mil: 95531 7206
Office opening hours: Mon to Fri 0900 - 1700
Information about RAF Shawbury
RAF Shawbury is set in a lovely semi-rural area about 0.5 miles from Shawbury village where there are a good range of shops and amenities and also excellent links to Shrewsbury, Telford, Chester, Birmingham and the M54/M6.
RAF Shawbury is a major training establishment housing the; Central Air Traffic Control School (CATCS) including Flight Operations Training and the Central Flying School (Helicopter) Squadron. The Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), a Tri-Service organization is a lodger unit at the station. The station also parents a number of satellite units and in excess of 100 Air Training Corps Squadrons.
There are walking, biking and horse riding opportunities locally around The Wrekin, Long Mynd and Wenlock Hills. Boat enthusiasts can explore the canals near Market Drayton and Whitchurch and there are many attractions for children such as the Severn Valley Railway and Hoo Farm as well as many historic houses, castles and gardens in the vicinity. The world famous Ironbridge Gorge can be found just south of Telford and Hawstone Park with its caves, cliffs and follies, as well as two 18 hole golf courses, is just a short drive from the base.