RAF Waddington

HIVE

RAF Waddington HIVE

RAF Waddington HIVE
C/o Central Registry
RAF Waddington
Lincoln
LN5 9NB

Email: WAD-BSW-PMS-HIVE@mod.uk

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday, 8:15am to 4pm, Thursday, 8:15am to 3pm, and Friday, 9am to 3pm.

Childcare

RAF Waddington children and families services offer a range of services that cater for children from three months to 13 years old.  

The before and after school club, run by 4Children operates from the Integrated Welfare Facility during term time.

Contact RAF Waddington HIVE:

Email: WAD-BSW-PMS-HIVE@mod.gov.uk or John.siddens921@mod.gov.uk 

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

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: WAD-BSW-PMS-SCSO@mod.uk

Phone: 01522 726361

Family contact and temporary accommodation

The RAF Waddington Contact Houses are a facility of the Station Community Welfare Support System.

The Houses are intended to provide temporary accommodation for a wide variety of purposes such as compassionate cases, child custody visits, emergency re-housing due to fire, flood or simply to accommodate visiting family and friends.  

There are two properties available from £25 per night, a four bedroomed “Waddington Lodge” and a two bedroomed bungalow.

All properties come fully furnished including white goods, TV, bedding and toys for the children.

For availability and booking please contact the Booking Clerk:

Email:WAD-contacthousebooking@mod.gov.uk

 

Phone: 01522 727675

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The medical centre on the station are for RAF personnel only. Dependants of RAF personnel should register with a local medical practice. 

Dental Centre

The dental centre on the station are for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local dental practice. 

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

The SSAFA volunteers deal with a broad range of social issues including bereavement, finances, housing, relationships and mental health.

Located in the Integrated Welfare Facility.

SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support. 

Contact the Personal Family and Support Worker:

Email: vanda.e@SSAFA.org.uk or 

dolina.morrison@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 01522 727227

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

Chaplains

The chaplains at RAF Waddington are here to support the whole community including serving RAF personnel, dependants, civilians and contractors.

Chaplains provide a confidential listening ear for those facing ethical difficulties, problems at work or difficulties at home.

With a wealth of experience of service life and deployments, the chaplains can offer advice and support and can engage with other areas of the Station and welfare providers on and off the Station in order to resolve issues.

Contact the Senior Chaplain:

Email: WAD-chaplaincyteam@mod.gov.uk (this is a multi-user account to contact all the chaplains)

Phone: 01522 727063

Or the Station Chaplains:

Phone: 01522 727081 or 01522 728539

Or the Chaplain’s Assistant:

Phone: 01522 727039

Or for out of hours:

Phone: 07775 566965

The Chaplaincy Centre is located at 29 Edinburgh Square opposite the Church of the Resurrection on High Dyke.

Sports

Station gym

The Station has a fully equipped gym. You can join the station gym if you are serving RAF personnel, dependant of a serving RAF personnel, a civilian personnel or contractor. 

There is an annual gym membership which covers personal liability insurance. 

Everyone who uses the gym has to attend a gymnasium induction to familiarise themselves with the facilities and Health and Safety orders.

If you require access to the gym out of hours then a £5 deposit is required for a key fob. This is payable at the gym at the time of the induction.

Contact the gym:

Phone: 01522 727013

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours.

Sports pitches and courts

Outside facilities include tennis courts, football and rugby pitch, all weather pitch, and squash courts.

There is also a resistance training area, a multi-purpose indoor sports hall, an astroturf area and climbing wall. 

To book facilities:

Phone: 01522 727526

Social

Integrated Welfare Facility

The RAF Waddington Integrated Welfare Facility (IWF) is the focal point for all community support activities at RAF Waddington.

A modern facility suitable for a wide variety of community activities. The Integrated Welfare Facility is a great venue that provides enhanced welfare facilities for personnel and their families in a central location. 

The building is home to the Community Support Team including the HIVE, the Station Community Support Officer, SSAFA Forces Help, Coffee shop, mums and toddler groups, youth club and other groups such as Brownies and Guides.

Full details of all the groups operating from the building, including contact information contact RAF Waddington HIVE:

Email: WAD-BSW-PMS-HIVE@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

The Integrated Welfare Facility is also available to hire for private groups, functions and meetings.

Bars and cafés

The bars and cafés on the Station are open to dependents of RAF personnel. You’ll need to ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID if you wish to use them. 

Ravens Bar

Evening entertainment includes bop nights, quiz nights and live music. Rear rooms are available to book for functions, meetings or parent groups.  

Contact the Main Office:

Phone: 01522 727624

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 11pm.

Real Bean Café

The Real Bean Café is located in the IWF (Opposite the HIVE). Cash only, however, a free cashpoint machine is available in the nearby Spar shop.

Phone: 01522 727111

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 2pm (last orders for food at 1:15pm).

Bapmobile

Bapmobile is around station between 9:30am to 12:50pm. To pre-order food:

Phone: 07714 954578

Cafe Qualita

Café Qualitá is located in the Junior Ranks’ Mess.

Opening times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30am to 4:30pm 
  • Tuesday, 7:30am to 6pm 
  • Friday, 7:30am to 4pm

You can pay by cash card or chit (Waddington mess members only) in Café Qualitá. 

Spar Shop

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 8pm. 

Children and young people

Children and young people’s activities and clubs are run by Airplay in the RAF Waddington HIVE Community Centre in term time:

  • Cooking and games. Monday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eleven to eighteen18, cost £1
  • Junior youth club. Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eight to eleven, cost £1
  • Senior youth club. Wednesday, 7:30pm to 9pm, ages eleven to eighteen, cost £1
  • Physical activities, sports and fun. Thursday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eight to eighteen, cost £1

Mums and toddler groups and other groups such as Brownies and Guides are held in the Integrated Welfare Facility.

For more information contact RAF Waddington HIVE:

Email: WAD-BSW-PMS-HIVE@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

Other facilities

Heritage Centre 

The centre is open to all civilians and RAF personnel on an appointment basis.  The centre is free although a small donation to enable the upkeep is appreciated.

To make a booking, contact the Visits Co-coordinator or the Officer in Charge (OIC):

Email: WAD-Heritagecentre@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01522 727367 or 01522 727090

Bring valid photo ID, e.g. driving license or passport.

The Heritage Centre team would like to hear from anyone with memories of RAF Waddington from any period of its distinguished history. Please feel free to contact the Officer in Charge who can arrange for you to tell us your story. 

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