RAF Cosford


RAF Cosford HIVE

RAF Cosford HIVE
RAF Cosford Community Centre
West Midlands

Phone: 01902 377828

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


The Acorn Childcare Centre is situated on MOD land, but not within the Cosford Military base.

The nursery caters for children between 3 months and 4 years, 11 months.

Opening times: 7:45am to 5:15pm (for 49 weeks of the year).

Phone: 01902 377221


For help with housing contact the Housing Allocations Service Centre:

Phone: 0800 169 6322

Family contact and temporary accommodation

A Contact House is a property that is available for all Service personnel across the three Services who have a requirement for short term accommodation.

RAF Cosford has three houses and one flat available to book.

To book contact the HIVE:

Phone: 01902 377828

Or the Service Community Support Officer:

Phone: 01902 377310

Health and welfare

Medical centre

Dependants who live at Cosford are entitled to use the Station Medical Centre

Phone: 01902 377599

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 things like: bereavement, finances, housing, relationships, and mental health.

SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support.

Phone: 01902 377332 


There is a team of Chaplains available to offer pastoral support and a listening ear to all who live and work at RAF Cosford, as well as arranging baptisms and weddings.

The Chaplains also provide a teaching input to training at Cosford in the form of the Beliefs and Values Programme.

The Chaplaincy Centre is next to the Families Club and the HIVE, and is available to anybody wanting a quiet place to pray, think or simply be.

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

For details about regular Church services and small groups, or to arrange to speak with a Chaplain, contact the Chaplains Clerk:

Phone: 01902 377398


Station gym

The RAF School of Physical Training is situated at RAF Cosford with excellent facilities including its own swimming pool.

The gym has an extensive cardio-vascular training facility known as the Arena. The Arena is equiped with running, cycle, rowing machines, free weights and a vast array of other exercise equipment.

Dependents of RAF personnel can join the gym.

Phone: 01902 377271 

Sports pitches and courts

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities including, all-weather hockey and football pitches, the indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and two large gymnasia for all indoor activities.

Phone: 01902 377271 or 01902 377654


The RAF Cosford Community Centre has regular activities including pre-school activities and youth clubs. You can also hire the function room for parties.

Contact the HIVE:

Email: cos-pms-hive1@mod.uk 

Phone: 01902 377828

Bars and cafés

There are various bars and cafés on the station open to RAF personnel, dependants, civil servants and contractors. 

Starbuck's (Cosford Community Hub)

A favoured venue for families and the perfect place to meet friends or work colleagues. Plus free Wi-Fi.

Serves breakfast and the Lounge Cafe Bar menu throughout the day, including pub favourites, salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. Children's menu also available.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm
  • Friday 9am to 2pm
  • Saturday, 9am to midday
  • Sunday, closed 

Fulton Food Court

The Fulton Food Court is only open to RAF Cosford personnel and their visitors.

The Lounge Cafe Bar (Cosford Community Hub)

The all ranks Lounge Café Bar situated in the Cosford Community Hub, is open seven days a week and provides a wide range of services as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar has screens, BT Sports and Sky Sports, a pool table, free Wi-Fi.

A friendly atmosphere for friends and family with entertainment evenings ranging from kids discos, BBQs, quiz nights, live music and many more.

The Lounge bar can be booked for events such as leaving parties, buffets, and meeting.

Phone: 01902 374354

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday, 7pm to 11pm
  • Friday, 7pm to 23:59pm
  • Saturday, 7pm to 23:59pm
  • Sunday, 7pm to 10pm

Props Complex (Starbucks, Finnigan's Bar, Greggs)

Starbuck's offers a wide selection of hot and cold beverages, snacks, savories, wraps, baguettes, paninis and cakes along with an extensive menu. Plus free Wi-Fi. 


Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8am to 9pm
  • Friday, 8am to 3pm

Within the Props Complex is the Props Junior Ranks Mess, Finnigan's Bar and Greggs.

Props Mess

Meal Times: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • Monday to Thursday, 6am to 8am / 11:45am to 1:15pm / 5pm to 7pm
  • Friday, 6am to 8am / 11:45am to 1:15pm / 4:30pm to 5:45pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 11am / 11am to 1:15pm / 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Finnigan's Bar

Opening times:

  • Monday to Wednesday, 6pm to 11pm
  • Thursday, 7pm to 23:59pm
  • Friday, 6pm to 8pm


Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 2.30pm to 9pm

Children and young people

Children’s and young people’s activities and clubs on the station are run by Airplay. 

Other facilities


The Costcutter grocery shop on the station is situated within the Props Complex. 

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 10pm.

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