RAF College Cranwell

HIVE

RAF College Cranwell HIVE

RAF College Cranwell
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 8HB

Email: wendy.shippey100@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01400 267180

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, and Friday, 8am to 3:30pm.

Childcare

Kidzone is located on RAF College Cranwell and provides childcare aged three months to 14 years.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, 50 weeks a year.

Housing

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

Contact Service Community Support Officer, Warrant Officer Steve Johnson:

Email: Stephen.johnson153@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01400 267787

FAMILY CONTACT AND TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION

Contact Houses provide accommodation on a Station or within an estate primarily for compassionate and contact reasons. They are available to personnel and their families who need temporary accommodation for short periods of time either for themselves or family members.

Contact the RAF College Cranwell contact house:

Email: CRN-Spt-ContactHouse@mod.gov.uk

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Regional Medical Centre is provided for service personnel however dependants living in SFA are also welcome to register.

Contact the RAF College Cranwell Regional Medical Centre:

Phone: 01400 267375

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6:30pm.

DENTAL CENTRE

The dental centre is for RAF personnel only. RAF dependants should register with a local dental practice

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

If you are the spouse or partner of RAF personnel, SSAFA volunteers can give you advice and help on issues including bereavement, finances, housing, relationships and mental health.

SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support.

Contact the Personnel and Families Support Worker, Rona Menzies:

Email: Rona.Menzies100@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01400 267168

Chaplains

Saint Michaels and All Saints Church run a Sunday morning service which starts at 10:15am.

Saint Michaels and All Saints Church run a Morning Pray on a Tuesday and Thursday which starts at 8:30am.

Saint Peters Roman Catholic Church run a Sunday morning service which starts at 10:30am.

Saint Andrews Church runs Messy Church, Frogs, Men’s Bible and Butty sessions.

For further details of services please contact the Chaplains:

Phone: 01400 266279 or 01400 267024 or 01400 267025

Sports

STATION GYMNASIUM (EAST CAMP)

They gym has a comprehensive fitness suite, free weights area, squash courts and runs a variety of fitness classes.

Dependants of RAF personnel, MoD employees and contractors employed at RAF College Cranwell can also join but will be required to pay an annual gym membership.

Contact the Physical Education staff:

Phone: 01400 267195

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day via a finger scanner opening system for members.

PITCHES AND COURTS

The station has a variety of sports pitches, courts including football, rugby, badminton and tennis.

Contact East Camp Gym Physical Education Staff:

Phone: 01400 277195

SWIMMING POOL

The station has a 25m swimming pool and smaller children’s pool situated near the College gym.

Contact the pool manager:

Phone: 01400 266330

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE (SADDLE CLUB)

The Saddle Club is open to serving military personnel, retired military, dependants, civil servants, contractors and a limited number of civilians in the local community.

Facilities include: an outdoor floodlit arena, cross-country course and lots of safe hacking routes. 

Contact the Office in Charge (OIC) or the Manageress:

Phone: 01400 268023 or 01400 266380

Social

The Brunei Community Centre

The Brunei Community Centre (BCC) contains the HIVE, a Coffee Shop, Craft and Gift Shop and Thrift Shop.

The coffee shop serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.

Phone: 01400 267179

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm, and Friday, 7:30am to 2pm. 

HOLLOWAY CLUB

The station all ranks club offers a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

They have a four-lane ten pin bowling alley which can be hired for children’s parties. There is also a function room available to hire.

There are music, Sky and BT Sports TV and a pool table. They have a quiz night the first Thursday of each month and a touring comedy club visits.

Phone: 01400 261444

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm and 6:30pm to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday, midday to 11pm. 

Children and young people

Children and Young people’s activities and clubs on RAFC Cranwell are run by Airplay.

Other facilities

COSTCUTTER

The Costcutter grocery shop is located off the Station.

Address: Delhi Square, Cranwell, NG34 8HE.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 10pm.

Phone: 01400 261332

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