RAF Boulmer HIVE

The Beacon Community Centre
Portal Court
NE66 3LZ




Phone: 01665 577673

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 4pm, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am to 1pm.


Nursery at Longhoughton Primary School

Longhoughton Primary School has nursery provision in a mixed nursery and reception class for a three hour morning session Monday to Fridays.

Contact Longhoughton Primary School:


Phone: 01665 572133

Little Flyers (Spring Nursery)

Little Flyers is situated in a purpose built facility in Longhoughton.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.  Closed for Bank holidays and the Christmas

They are registered for up to 40 children aged zero to five years and children may attend full time or for just a session as required. Little Flyers also provide free funded nursery places for two, three and four year olds.

Address: Portal Place, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3JN.

Contact Little Flyers:

Phone: 01665 607503


The Service Community Support Officer (SCSO) and Service Community Support Assistant (CSA) are in The Beacon, in Longhoughton village.

Contact the Service Community Support Officer:

Email: and

Phone: 01665 572593 or 07867501219

Contact the Service Community Support Assistant:


Phone: 01665 572443

Family Contact Welfare Houses

RAF Boulmer has recently refurbished two new Contact Houses which primarily provide accommodation for welfare.

The Community Support Assistant, based in The Beacon Community Centre, is available to provide assistance and advice on booking the contact houses, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm.


Phone: 01665 572 443

Health and welfare

Medical Centre

The RAF Boulmer Medical Centre provides medical and dental care for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP.

The Centre is on the ground floor of Station Headquarters on the Main Site.

Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA)

SSAFA volunteers are available to give spouses and partners of RAF personnel advice on areas like: bereavement, finances, housing, relationships, and mental health.

They can visit you at home or in the privacy of the office/welfare suite.

Contact the SSAFA Welfare Representative:

Phone: 01665 607562 x7562 

If they are not available, RAF Leeming will cover in their absence.

Phone: 05851 7083 or 01677 457083

Alternatively there is an out of hours telephone advice line: 0207 4639358.


The Station Chaplain (Padre) is here to support all serving personnel, civilian staff and their families.

The Padre is available, regardless of rank, religious belief or background to confidentially discuss any pastoral, welfare or spiritual problems.

While routine matters are usually handled during normal working hours, if more convenient, appointments can be made in the evening.

Contact the Padre: 01665 607453


Station gym

The Operations Site gym is located in the School of Aerospace Battle Management. Equipment includes cardio-vascular / aerobic, fixed weights and free weights.

Personnel will require an induction before using the Operations Site gym for the first time.

The gym is also available to dependants. 

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Contact the gym:

Phone: 01665 607482

Fitness Suite (Station Sports Hall)

A modern fitness training facility is located in the gym. It houses aerobic training machines such as rowers, treadmills, steppers, bikes and elliptical trainers. For weight training there are single-station resistance machines and a comprehensive range of free weights.

The building contains full shower and changing facilities.

Fitness suite membership cards and Health and Safety at Work briefings are available from the PEd Flight. Families of service personnel, MOD civilians and contractors are also able to take up membership.

Contact the gym to find out more.

Sports pitches and courts

The Station Sports Hall, The Station Sports Hall, located on the RAF Boulmer main site, can be used for a number of team activities including five a side football, basketball, uni-hoc, volleyball and badminton. It also incorporates cricket nets and a climbing wall.

There are two squash courts with changing / showering facilities. They are situated directly
behind the cricket pavilion on the RAF Boulmer main site.

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities on the Station.

Adventurous Training

Various Station expeditions are run each year and are publicised widely throughout the Station. They include mountaineering, hillwalking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, skiing and mountain biking.

Circuit Training

Circuit training sessions are run from Monday to Thursday, 8am to 10am and 12 noon to 1pm in the Sport Hall.

All standards of fitness are catered for and everyone is welcome.

Sports Clubs

A range of sports clubs exist at RAF Boulmer with a wide variety of both summer and winter
activities organised.

For further information please contact the Physical Education Staff.



  • The Officers’ Mess
  • The Sergeants' Mess
  • The Combined Mess

These Mess facilities are all on the main site together with the majority of the Single Living Accommodation (SLA). 

Contact the  Officers’ Mess Reception:

Phone: 01665 607487

Contact the Sergeants' Mess Reception:

Phone: 01665 607447

Contact the Combined Mess:

Phone: 01665 607564

For booking the Single Living Accommodation contact the MSS Accommodation Clerk:

Phone: 01665 607670

'Dukes' Club

The 'Dukes' Club is a newly refurbished all ranks and Junior Ranks' bar.

Opening time: lunchtime and during the evening.

The 'Dukes' Club is available for hire for functions (including All Ranks and private functions) through the Dukes Club Committee.

Other facilities

Longhoughton village is approximately one mile from the Main Site and about two miles from the Operations Site. Within the village there is a Co-op shop.

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