RAF Linton-on-Ouse

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RAF Linton-on-Ouse HIVE

Linton-on-Ouse HIVE
RAF Linton-on-Ouse
York
North Yorkshire
YO30 2AJ

Email: Penny.Simpson104@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01347 847352

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

Childcare

The RAF Linton-on-Ouse Children and Family Services (Action for Children) is based on the Station.  

The nursery takes children from three months to five years old.  

The out of hours and holiday club takes children from five to eleven years old.  

Contact the Nursery Manager:

Email: Natalie.McCormick@actionforchildren.org.uk

Phone: 01347 847538

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):

Email: John.Murray170@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01347 847321

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are two contact accommodation facilities.  These are married quarters situated within the Linton Meadow Estate and have three bedrooms.

To check on the availability of the contact house accommodation, or to make a booking: 

Phone: 01347 847272

Or

Phone: 01347 847321

Email: lin-contacthousegpmailbox@mod.gov.uk

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre is available for both RAF personnel and their dependants living at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

Contact the Medical Centre: 

Phone: 01347 847272

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, except Wednesday, 8:30am to 11:45am.

From the 1 February 2018, between 5pm and 6:30pm on weekdays, all Linton-on-Ouse Medical Centre patients will be covered by the regional out-of-hours scheme operated from RAF Leeming. Patients needing medical advice after 5pm will need to contact RAF Leeming Medical Centre and speak to the RAF Medic, who will advise and liaise with the duty doctor. If a face-to-face consultation is required patients will need to attend at RAF Leeming Medical Centre.

The doctor will contact the patient within 20 minutes of being alerted and, if necessary, attend to see the patient within 60 minutes.

Contact RAF Leeming Medical Centre:

Phone: 01677 457567

Dental centre

The Dental Centre is available to Service personnel only. Spouses and 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 a broad range of social issues including bereavement, finances, housing, relationships and mental health.

The SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support.

Contact Liz North:  

Email: Liz.North@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 01347 847611

Chaplains

Padre Geoffrey Firth and Padre John Hetherington provide ministry and support to all those working or living at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

Padre Geoffrey is available on Monday afternoon each week.

Email: geoffrey.firth485@mod.gov.uk

Padre John is available on Thursday each week.

Email: john.hetherington623@mod.gov.uk

On the days above they can be contacted on: 01347 847230 [Civil] or 95871 7230 [Mil].

At all other times please contact RAF Leeming Chaplaincy on: 01677 457280 [Civil] or 95851 7280 [Mil].

In an emergency contact the duty chaplain on: 07971 355311.

Sports

Station gym

You can join the Station gym if you are RAF personnel, a dependant or a permanent contractor working on at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

To use the gym and sports facilities, RAF personnel are required to complete an induction course to cover health and safety.  Induction courses are held every Monday at 1pm.  

Members are given a swipe card to enable them access the gym.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6:30am to 11pm, and out of these hours a swipe card can be used.

Contact the gym for enquires:

Phone: 01347 847286

Sports pitches and courts

We have an indoor five a side pitch, basketball and volleyball courts, climbing wall, separate squash courts, sports pavilion and sports pitches.

Golf Club

The Station gym membership includes membership at the nearby Aldwark Manor Golf Club.

Social

RAF Linton-on-Ouse Community Centre

The RAF Linton-on-Ouse Community Support Team is located in the Integrated Welfare Facility (IWF). This area is the focal point for all community support activities at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

Situated in The Maple Leaf Café, the facility is suitable for a wide variety of community activities. The Integrated Welfare Facility is a great venue that provides enhanced welfare facilities for RAF personnel and their families in a central location.

Contact the Community Development Officer:

Email: Patrick.Lewis-Brown750@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01347 847533

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

Bars and cafés

The Maple Leaf Cafe

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 3:30pm, and Friday, 8:30am to 2pm.

Children and young people

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

A Senior Youth Club runs on a Monday, 6pm to 8pm.

Contact the Community Development Officer:

Email: Patrick.Lewis-Brown750@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01347 847533

 Or the Station Youth Worker, Charlotte Goodfellow:

Email: Charlotte.Goodfellow@actionforchildren.org.uk

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday, Midday to 1pm.

 

RAF Linton-on-Ouse memorial room

RAF Linton-on-Ouse, built in 1937, has performed with distinction in its important roles in the RAF's history.  Apart from flying many bombing raids over enemy territory during World War Two, losing over 1300 aircrew in the process, its fighters were an integral element of the nation's air defences from 1946 to 1957, and since then the current flying unit, No 1 Flying Training School has played a very important part in training Royal Air Force and Royal Navy aircrew (mostly pilots) for their intended roles.

In July 2018 it was announced that the RAF would drawdown from RAF Linton-on-Ouse following the retirement of the Tucano aircraft in October 2019. 

The Memorial Room at Linton will be opening on a pre-booked basis to members of the public on a selection of Sunday afternoons this year.  It will open at 2pm for guided tours on April 7th and subsequently on the first Sunday every month, up to and including October.  

Admission is free and booking can be made by ringing 01347 847660, giving names of visitors and vehicle details. Some identification, for example a driving licence or passport, will be needed on the day of the visit to gain entry to the station.  

For larger groups, the recommendation is to ring a different number, 01347 847673 on Wednesdays, and bespoke arrangements can then be made for a visit, including dates and times.

This year’s visits may well be the last opportunities for members of the public to view the Memorial Room prior to the RAF drawdown from the site. 

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