RAF Cranwell HIVE

RAF Cranwell
Brunei Community Centre
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
NG34 8HB

Email: [email protected]



Phone: 01400 267180

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


RAFA Kidz is located on RAF Cranwell and provides childcare aged three months to 14 years.

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


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).

Phone: 01400 267787

For more information visit: Housing/Royal Air Force (


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.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07976205016

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 Cranwell Regional Medical Centre:

Phone: 01400 267375

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


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


SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the RAF 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, regular, reserve or dependent, can refer themselves to SSAFA. You can contact our service by any of the ways below;

Your local station:

Visit us: Your local office is in the Chaplaincy Centre

Staff are contactable on Monday - Friday between 8.30am to 5pm either in the office or via phone / email on the contact details below.

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone:  07500916699 / 01400 267168 / 95751 7168

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday - Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

Telephone: 03000 111723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)

During working hours (Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 5pm), calls will be answered by our Admin team who will be able to signpost you to the best source of support.


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

Saint Andrews Church runs Messy Church, FroGs and Bible Sessions.

For further details of services please contact the Chaplains:

Phone: 01400 267355



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.


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


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

Contact the pool manager:

Phone: 01400 266330


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


The Brunei Community Centre

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

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

Phone: 01400 267179

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm

The Lawrence 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, cinema and switchback room 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. 

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 RAF Cranwell are run by Airplay.

Other facilities


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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