RAF Cosford HIVE

RAF Cosford HIVE
RAF Cosford Community Centre
West Midlands
or [email protected]



Phone: 01902 377828

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, and Friday, 8am to 1pm.


The Acorn Childcare Centre is situated on MOD land, but not within the Cosford Military base.

The nursery caters for children between 3 months and 4 years, 11 months.

Opening times: 7:45am to 5:15pm (for 49 weeks of the year).

Phone: 01902 377221


For help with Service Families Accommodation contact:

Pinnacle National Service Centre Phone: 0800 031 8628

Family contact and temporary accommodation

A Contact House is a property that is available for all Service personnel across the three Services who have a requirement for short term accommodation.

RAF Cosford has three houses and one flat available to book.

To book contact the HIVE:

Phone: 01902 377828

Or the Service Community Support Officer:

Phone: 01902 377310

Health and welfare

Medical centre

Dependants who live at Cosford are entitled to use the Station Medical Centre

Phone: 01902 377599

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 things like: bereavement, finances, housing, relationships, and mental health.

SSAFA works with Royal Air Force Community Support.

Phone: 01902 377332 


There is a team of Chaplains available to offer pastoral support and a listening ear to all who live and work at RAF Cosford, as well as arranging baptisms and weddings.

The Chaplains also provide a teaching input to training at Cosford in the form of the Beliefs and Values Programme.

The Chaplaincy Centre is next to the Families Club and the HIVE, and is available to anybody wanting a quiet place to pray, think or simply be.

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

For details about regular Church services and small groups, or to arrange to speak with a Chaplain, contact the Chaplains Clerk:

Phone: 01902 377398


Station gym

The RAF School of Physical Training is situated at RAF Cosford with excellent facilities including its own swimming pool.

The gym has an extensive cardio-vascular and resistance training facility known as the Arena. The Arena is equipped with running, cycle, rowing machines, free weights and a vast array of other exercise equipment.

Dependants of RAF personnel can join the gym for a fee of £38.85 per annum (paid into accounts Wed 1000-1200) and attendance of a gym induction (1030 Mon, Wed, Fri)

Phone: 01902 377408 

Sports pitches and courts

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities including, all-weather hockey and football pitches, the indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and two large gymnasia for all indoor activities.

Phone: 01902 377408 or 01902 377654


The RAF Cosford Community Hub has regular activities including pre-school activities and youth clubs. You can also hire the Cosford Community Playhouse for parties.

Contact the HIVE:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 01902 377828

Bars and cafés

There are various bars and cafés on the station open to RAF personnel, dependants, civil servants and contractors. 


Meal Times: Lunch / Dinner

Monday to Thursday, 11:45am to 1:15pm / 5pm to 7pm

Friday, 11:45am to 1:15pm

They also offer a retail breakfast service Monday – Friday 8am – 10am


( STARBUCKS, Props Mess, Oak & Apprentice Bar, GREGGS)


A favoured venue for families and the perfect place to meet friends or work colleagues. Plus, free Wi-Fi.

Serves breakfast baps a range of sandwiches and familiar coffee shop favourites.

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm

Friday, 8am to 2pm

Within the Props Complex is the Props Junior Ranks Mess, Oak & Apprentice Bar and Greggs.


Meal Times: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Monday to Thursday, 6am to 8am / 11:45am to 1:15pm / 5pm to 7pm

Friday, 6am to 8am / 11:45am to 1:15pm / 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Saturday and Sunday, 7.30am to 10am / 11.30am to 1:00pm / 4:30pm to 5:30pm


The all ranks / Junior ranks Lounge social area is situated in the Cosford Village, it is open Monday-Friday and provides a wide range of services as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar has screens, BT Sports and Sky Sports a E Gaming room and free Wi-Fi.

A friendly atmosphere for friends and family with entertainment evenings ranging from kids’ discos, BBQs, quiz nights, live music and many more.

The Oak and Apprentice can be booked for events such as leaving parties, buffets, and meeting.

Phone: 01902 374137

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 11pm

Friday, Closed


Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 7am to 5pm

Friday 7am to 2pm

Children and young people

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

Other facilities

RAF Cosford Community Store

The Community store on the station is situated within the Cosford Village. The store has a selection of juice, yogurt milkshake and iced coffee machines, alongside extensive selections of protein products, a Free-from-Allergy range, plant-based healthy snacks and self-serve checkouts to aid speed of service.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 10pm.

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