RAF Henlowhouses the Directorate of Engineering Interoperability (DEI), which is part of the Defence Communications Services Agency (DCSA) within the DLO. RAF Henlow is also home to 2482 (Henlow) Sqn Air Training Corps. In addition it houses the Joint Arms Control and Inspection Group (JACIG), HQ Provost & Security Services (RAF), including the newly-formed Tactical Provost Wing, the RAF Centre for Aviation Medicine (CAM) and No 616 Volunteer Gliding School which operates Vigilant T1 motor gliders. A civilian air strip and flying school also operate from the site.
RAF Henlow is situated within the Bedfordshire Boundary at the junction of the A600 and A6001 Bedford / Hitchin / Biggleswade road. It is in easy reach of Hitchin (5 miles) and Bedford (12 miles).
RAF Henlow is part of a tri-site operation with RAF Brampton and RAF Wyton, which hosts a number of organisations: Elementary Flying Training and University Air Squadrons Centre of Aviation Medicine+ Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre Headquarters Provost Marshal(RAF) Tactical Provost Wing Defence Equipment & Support Defence Estates Joint Arms Control Implementation Group Air Cadets - Regional Headquarters and three Squadrons
RAF Henlow has a wide range of facilities including a Interactive learning Centre, Golf course , Bowling alley, Gym, Swimming Pool, Hairdresser, Amateur Theatrical Society, Ju-Jitsu club, Royal Air Force Signals Museum, Library, Thrift shop, Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, Air cadets, Youth club, Rug rats under 5's group, After School Club.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to MOD Website, RAF Website, HIVE website, &Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us