Media enquiries

Media enquires are handled by the Ministry of Defence (MOD):

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or out of hours (emergencies only).

020 721 87907

Call us

01704 872287

Find us

Royal Air Force Woodvale, Formby-By-Pass, Liverpool, Merseyside L37 7AD

Council: Sefton Council

When you arrive

Visitors should enter via the Main Gate and report to the Passes and Permits Office in the Main Guardroom on arrival. This is to book on to the Unit and collect a visitors security pass.  

You must be in possession of photographic ID, e.g. driving licence or passport. Visitors should also bring details of the visit, including details of the authorised sponsor who should meet you at the Main Guardroom to escort you.


Vehicles are be parked in the lay-by on the left beyond the barrier whilst booking in at the Guardroom and then the vehicle must be parked in the Main Car Park for the duration of the stay. 

Tourist attractions

Southport - Can boast 22 miles of sandy coast including Crosby with the Anthony Gormley "Another Place" art installation, of 100 men proudly looking out to sea, Formby and Ainsdale beaches.  There are many golf courses in the area including Royal Birkdale and lots more fun for the family in the local area.

More details can be found on the Visit Southport website.

Emergency contact

In an emergency contact the Main Guardroom.

Guardroom phone: 01704 834672  or  07788564874

For more help, or for those serving abroad on Operations or Exercise, visit the What to do in a family emergency guide

Work experience

RAF Woodvale can not offer work experience for students.

School visits

RAF Woodvale can not offer school visits.

Air Cadets

Merseyside Wing Headquarters Crest       Headquarters Merseyside Wing Air Cadets

        Phone:  01704 872287 x7245



      611 Squadron Air Cadets611 ATC Squadron Crest

       Parade nights:  Mondays and Wednesdays 7.05pm to 9pm


Telephones only answered on parade nights

Phone:  01704 573240, Phone:  01704 872287 x7248.  Email: [email protected]

Royal Air Forces Association


Formby RAFA:

The Formby RAFA meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2pm at RAF Woodvale.

Contact the Royal Air Force Association Liaison Officer (RAFLO), Warrant Officer Bill Robinson.

Phone: 01704 872287 x7209