RAF Northolt HIVE

RAF Northolt HIVE
The Link
West End Road
Ruislip, Middlesex
or [email protected]



Phone: 020 88451592

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.


The Bright Horizons nursery on the Station takes children aged from 3 months to 5 years old.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm.


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: [email protected]

Phone: 07825 906502

Family contact and temporary accommodation

A three bedroom welfare house outside the Station is available to spouses and partners of service personnel for emergency family accommodation, visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, weekend and school holiday visits from family members (like parents or grandparents), and temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation.

There are also two double rooms on the Station for visits from adult family or friends (no children are allowed). Only service personnel can book this accommodation.

Phone Personnel Support Flight: 020 8833 8744

Health and welfare

Medical centre

You can register with a GP at the Station's Medical Centre if you are a dependant of serving personnel.

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

Phone: 020 8833 8365

Dental Centre

The Station's Dental Centre is for service personnel only.

Phone: 020 8833 8439

Dependants of serving personnel can find out about local dentists from the HIVE.

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA offers a Personal Support and Social Work Service to Serving Personnel within the RAF, and their dependents.  Our team of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers can support you with a broad range of social issues including bereavement, finances, housing, relationships and mental health.

We offer a confidential service that sits outside of the Chain of Command.

Anyone can self-refer themselves to SSAFA, which is available Monday – Friday 08:30am – 17:00pm.

You can make contact by any of the ways below; our staff are ready to listen and help.

Your contact is Shazia Khalil, Personal and Family Support Worker (PFSW), RAF Northolt.

Office: The Link, Portal Close, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 6NL

Please note, it is always advisable to contact Shazia Khalil prior to visiting the SSAFA office to make an arranged appointment, as she may be away from the office undertaking duties or be in a private meeting.

You can also contact our Single Point of Contact on:


The Padre is based at St Christopher’s Church on the Station.

Phone: 020  8833 8535

Church services and meetings

There are no regular services at RAF Northolt.

The Chaplains can arrange services for different faiths.


Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite and classes.

Service personnel dependants can join the station gym.

Contact the gym:

Phone: 020 8833 8709

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

Sports pitches and courts

RAF Northolt has tennis courts, squash courts, a climbing wall and a football pitch. These are for use by service personnel only.

Contact the gym for more information.


Bars and cafés

Bars and cafés on the station are open to dependants of service personnel. You need to apply for a pass from the Main Guardroom if you want to use them unaccompanied by service personnel.

Costa Coffee Shop

The Costa Coffee shop in the Junior Ranks Mess is open to families of service personnel.

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6:30pm, Friday, 8am to 4pm. 

Sports and Social Club

The Sports and Social Club above the gym is open to families of service personnel. You can can book it for private functions.

Opening times: Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm.

Sword and Wheel Club

The Sword and Wheel Club in the Junior Ranks Mess is open to the families of airmen and airwomen below the rank of corporal.

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 7pm to 11pm.

Children and young people

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

Contact the Community Development Officer:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8842 2437

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