RAF Northolt HIVE

RAF Northolt HIVE
The Link
Portal Close

Email: [email protected]



Phone: 020 8845 1592

Opening times: Mon-Fri - 09:00 to 16:00


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

For information on the Welfare Accommodation at RAF Northolt, please see the RAF Northolt Sharepoint - Welfare Accommodation (this requires a MOD terminal).

Or email: [email protected]

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Station's Medical Centre is for Service Personnel and Families living in the vicinity of the Station.

Opening times: Monday and Tuesday - 8am to 5pm, Wednesday - 8am to 12pm, Thursday and Friday - 8am to 5pm.

Phone: 020 8833 8365

Details of local NHS Doctors can be obtained from the HIVE.

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

Staff are contactable either in the office or via phone / email on the contact details below;

Shannon Blanks, Personal & Family Support Worker:

You can contact our Single Point of Contact on:

  • Email:  [email protected] (monitored Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm)
  • Phone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)

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The Padre is based in the Medical Centre on the Station.

Email: [email protected]

Church services and meetings

There are no regular services at RAF Northolt.

The Padre can arrange services for different faiths.


Station gym

The Station Gym is fully equipped with a healthy fitness suite, weights bay and deliver Fitness Classes routinely throughout the week (Mon–Fri). The gymnasium is a 24 hr facility that requires a deposit for a swipe card, allowing out of hours access.

Serving RAF Personnel, dependants and Civil Servants can join the Station Gym, but will need to complete relevant paperwork and pay for an annual subscription (to those of which apply) in order to use the facility. A Gym induction is to be attended to familiarise themselves with the facility and Health and Safety orders.

For further information, contact the Gym:

  • Phone: 020 8833 8056
  • Office Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm.

Sports pitches and courts

RAF Northolt has tennis courts, squash courts, a multi-purpose climbing wall and a 3G astro turf football pitch. These are for use by Service Personnel only. Further grass pitches consist of a Stn Football and Rugby Pitch.

Please 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.

Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop in the Junior Ranks Mess is open to families of Service Personnel.

Opening times: Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:30pm.

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 Friday - 7am to 11pm.

Children and young people

Airplay and Ben Club are run at RAF Northolt, contact the Community Development Officer for more information.

Email: [email protected]

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