MOD St Athan



2 Rook Close
St Athan
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 4NA


Phone: 01446 798381

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.


Currently there are no crèche facilities at MOD St Athan.

The Swallows Pre School is located on West Camp, Community Centre. Take children from two years to school age.

Phone: 01446 798370

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.


If you need help to find a house when you move to the Station or with any problems with your housing, you can get support from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO).


Phone: 01446 797067

Family Contact and Temporary Accommodation

There is a house which RAF personnel can use.  The house can be used for emergency family accommodation visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, weekend and school holiday visits from family members, and temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation.

The bedroom house are outside the wire on East Camp.

RAF and Civil Servants can make bookings.

Contact Welfare House Booking:

Phone: 01446 797237

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre on the Station is for RAF personnel only.

Dependants are able to register provided they meet certain criteria.

Contact the Station Medical Centre:

Phone: 01446 797479

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Dental Centre

The Dental Centre on the Station is for RAF personnel only.

Dependants of personnel should register with a local dental practice.

Contact the Station Dental Centre:

Phone: 01446 79742

Opening time: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.


SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the MOD to provide welfare support to all serving personnel (regular and reserves) and their families. Our team of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers are located on stations in the RAF community throughout the UK.

Our service is confidential and independent from the Chain of Command. It is the aim of our service to support you to enhance personal welfare, maintain family stability and empower you to access the support networks you are entitled to.

Our service can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.

Anyone can refer themselves to SSAFA.

You can make contact with our service by any of the ways below. Our trained staff are ready to listen and help.  Support to those serving at MOD St Athan is covered by our SSAFA worker at MOD Abbey Wood:

Julie Jones, Personal & Family Support Worker:

Telephone: 07500 916707             

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: (monitored Monday – Friday, 8.30-17.00)

Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)



The chaplaincy is based within the multi-faith facility on East Camp of the Station.

Church services and meetings can be confirmed by the chaplaincy clerk.

Contact the Chaplaincy Clerk:

Phone: 01446 797265



The gym has a fitness suite and two weight lifting areas along with a variety of lunchtime and evening classes.

You can join the Station gym if you’re a dependent of a member of RAF personnel but you'll need to ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID if you want to use the gym and sports facilities unaccompanied by RAF personnel.

The gym operates a key fob system.

Contact the gym:

Phone: 01446 797272

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours.


Squash courts and two five aside pitches.

To hire facilities contact the Physical Education Flight:

Phone: 01446 797278


RAF St Athan Golf Club is open to members of the public as well as RAF personnel and their families.

For enquires about joining contact the Golf Club :

Phone: 01446 751043

Opening times: Thursday and Friday, 10am to 5pm, and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.


The Community Centre

The Community Centre has regular activities, including pre-school groups, children’s activities, youth clubs and adult fitness classes. 

Contact the Community Centre:


Phone: 07943 380750

Bars and Cafes

The bars and cafés on the Station are open to dependants of RAF personnel. You'll need to ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID for you if you want to use them unaccompanied by RAF personnel.

The Black Buck Club

The Black Buck Club is the only bar on Station.

Contact the Black Buck Club:

Phone: 01446 797264

Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 7pm to 11pm.

It opens at the weekends to show live sport. These times are advertised in the bar.      

Children and young people

West Camp Community Centre

West Camp Community Centre provides a youth club which has been split into 2 age groups so that the activities are more age appropriate.

For 5 years to 10 years inclusive from 4pm to 5:45pm.

For ages 11 and above from 6pm to 7:30pm.

There are lots of activities available including pool, table tennis, arts and crafts, team games and cooking.

The cost of youth club is £1 and there is a tuck shop available with very low prices.  We suggest a maximum of £1 and there will be free squash throughout the evening.

Other facilities


The Spar shop on the Station is open to spouses and partners of RAF personnel who have RAF ID.

Opening times: 

  • Monday to Thursday, 7am to 9pm
  • Friday, 7am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, 10am to 4pm

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