RAF Honington

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Bury St Edmunds
Sulfolk
IP31 1EE

Email: Amanda.Bailey674@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01359 268610

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.

Childcare

The RAF Honington Nursery is called First Steps.  The nursery takes children from six weeks to five years old.

The breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs take children up to the age of 12.

It is located within the Service Family Accommodation area.

Contact the Manager, Lisa Spinks:

Email: lisa.Spinks@actionforchildren.org.uk

Housing

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

Contact the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO):

Email: Robert.Hargreaves739@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01359 269564 or 07785 714418 

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are two houses RAF personnel can use.

They can be used for emergency family accommodation visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, and weekend and school holiday visits from family members.  

They can also be used by family members as temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation.

The two and three bedroom houses are located just outside of the Station and within the Service Family Accommodation area.

Only RAF personnel can make a booking:

Email: HON-WelfareHouses@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01359 268610

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre is for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP.

Dental centre

The Dental Centre is for RAF Honington personnel only.

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

If you’re the spouse or partner of RAF personnel, SSAFA volunteers can give you advice and help with a broad range of social issues including bereavement, finances, housing, relationships and mental health.

SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support.

Contact the Personal and Family Support Worker, Amy Harwood:

Email: Amy.Harwood@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 01359 237442

Or contact out of hours:

Phone: 0207 463 9358

Chaplains

The Chaplaincy Centre is located in building 37 next to the water tower on the Station.

St Edmunds Church is located at St Edmunds Gate within the married quarters, postcode IP31 1RE.

For all church and chaplaincy enquiries contact the Chaplains Clerk:

Phone: 01359 237141

The out of hours padre can be contacted:

Phone: 01359 237259

Sports

Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite, indoor pitches and personal training area.

The gym is open for Service personnel, dependants, contractors and civil servants.

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

Phone: 01359 237100

Sports pitches and courts

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

Social

RAF Honington Community Centre

The Community Centre has many regular activities including preschool groups and classes.

In addition there is a soft play area for small children.

There is also a cafe which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm. 

Bars and cafés

Busby's Bar

Busby's Bar is located in the centre of the Station behind the old Airman's Mess.

Opening times:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Thursday and Friday, 7pm to 11pm

TG's Coffee Lounge

TG's Coffee Lounge is located next to Spar behind Supply Squadron.

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm and Friday, 9am to 2:30pm. 

Children and young people

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

Other facilities

Spar

The Spar shop is located behind Research and Development in Supply.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 10pm, and Sunday, midday to 8pm.

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