RAF High Wycombe HIVE

Integrated Welfare Facility
3 Site
RAF High Wycombe
HP14 4UE

Email: HWY-B[email protected]



Phone: 01494 497831

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Saplings Before and After School Club

The Saplings Before and After School Club support RAF personnel whose children attend Naphill and Walters Ash School and other local schools. A healthy breakfast is supplied and a hot snack in the afternoon.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:45am to 6pm.

Phone: 07803 415695


The HIVE can provide you with the name of the local child minding co-ordinator.

Red Kites

Red Kites provides full-time childcare for children under 5 years. Located opposite the Station Medical Centre, 3 Site.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm

Phone: 01494 564439

Little Ash Preschool

The preschool is located next to the Naphill and Walters Ash School. For children from 2 and a half years to school age.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 12:30pm

Phone: 01494 562813

Wise Owls Pre-School and Nursery

Wise Owls Pre-School and Nursery operates under the umbrella of the RAF High Wycombe Station Children and Young Peoples Board. It provides childcare for children under 5 years old.

It is located at 98-100 Greenwood Flats, Walters Ash, High Wycombe, HP14 4XB.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm

Contact the Manager:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01494 563881

Medmenham Pre-School

Medmenham Early Years Pre-School operates under the umbrella of the RAF High Wycombe Children and Young Peoples Board. It provides childcare for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years.

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

Phone: 01628 476419


You can get help to find housing when you move to RAF High Wycombe or with any problems with your housing from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO):

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01494 494471

Health and welfare

Medical and Dental Centre

The Medical and Dental Centre on the Station is for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP and 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:

Visit us at your local office:

IWF, 3 Site, RAF High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4UE.  

Staff are contactable from Monday to Friday between 8:30 to 5:00, either in the office or via phone / email on the contact details below:

Stavanna Yeomans

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

  • Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 17:00pm)
  • Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)

N.B. During working hours (Monday-Friday, 08:30am - 17:00pm), calls will be answered by our Admin team who will be able to signpost you to the best source of support.

Or complete a Webform.


Contact the Station Chaplain:

Phone: 01494 494469


Station gym

The Station gym has a fitness suite and classes.

Dependants of RAF personnel can join the gym, but ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID to use the gym and sports facilities unaccompanied.

Opening times: 7 days a week, 6am to 11pm.

Phone: 01494 497865

Sports pitches and courts

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


Community and support facilities

The Station has a comprehensive range of facilities. If you have a view on how the Station could improve or increase the facilities available to personnel and their families please contact the Community Development Officer:

Phone: 01494 494470.

The bars and cafés on the station are open to dependants of RAF personnel (except for Cafe 1). Ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID to use them unaccompanied.

Cafe 1

Located on Site 1. Dependants are not permitted to use this cafe.

Cafe @3 – Station Coffee Shop

The Station coffee shop is for all the family. It is located on No 3 site, the entrance is to the right of the building through the car park.

The Station Coffee Shop incorporates a free soft play area (Little Lamb Busters).

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.


An All Ranks Bar.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, evenings until 11pm.

Other facilities

Community Police and Neighbourhood Watch

A Community Policeman is available on the unit to deal with all routine community enquiries. There is also a neighbourhood watch scheme in operation at RAF High Wycombe and the community policeman is the deputy neighbourhood watch area co-ordinator.

All occupants of family quarters are encouraged to become members. If you wish to talk to the community policeman, or want to join the scheme, please contact the Community Policeman via the RAF Police main guardroom during office hours.

Phone: 1 site 01494 496381 or 3 site 01494 497824

At evenings and weekends he can be contacted via the duty RAF Police. 

Phone: 01494 496721

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