Information Sheet 1c
Last Updated: 10/10
This information sheet is designed to give you a general picture of RAF Brampton and the
immediate area. If you would like further, more detailed information on specific subjects please
contact the HIVE.
Brampton is located 2 miles from Huntingdon, approximately 16 miles north of Cambridge and 20
miles south of Peterborough. Brampton is situated between the market towns of Huntingdon and
St Neots, just off the A1. Brampton has a thriving village community and retains its village green,
it has a number of shops including post office and chemist. The history of Brampton Park can be
traced back to the 12th Century when the estate was roughly the same size as it is now. It was
first recorded in history as an estate of about 125 acres, held in direct fealty to the King by William
the Sokeman (Freeman) in the 12th Century. RAF Brampton is now home to a number of lodger
units including the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC).
RAF Brampton has a SPAR shop, Gymnasium, Library, Learning Centre, Hairdresser, Coffee
Shop, Thrift Shop, Air Cadets and Parent & Toddler Group.
Park Lodge is a 3 bed house, fully furnished.
Contact: 01480 52151 ext 7230.
Service Families Accommodation
There are 250 houses at Brampton, all are located on station behind the wire.
For Allocations contact DE Ops Housing Information Centre Tel: 0800 169 6322
For Maintenance of SFA contact Modern Housing Solutions Help Desk – 0800 707 6000
Single Living Accommodation
Brampton Park Officers’ Mess: 01480 52151 ext 7370
Wos’ & SNCOs’ Mess: 01480 52451 ext 7363
Airmens’ Accommodation: 01480 52151 ext 7806
The primary and secondary catchment schools for RAF Brampton are:
Brampton Village Primary School, located within walking distance of RAF Brampton
– 01480 375063
Hinchingbrooke School, secondary school, approximately 1 mile, cycle path most of the way –
01480 375700 www.hinchbk-cambs.scg.uk
LEA Cambridgeshire Admissions: 01223 699200 www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions
There are special needs schools in the area: www.cambridge.gov.uk/education will give details of
all schools in the area.
Rail The nearest rail station is Huntingdon, which provides direct access to Kings Cross, London in
approximately 60 minutes and Peterborough in 20 minutes – National Rail enquiries 08457 484950,
book tickets online www.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus There is a local bus service from Brampton, which gives access to Huntingdon and St.Neots .
From Huntingdon bus station, buses to Peterborough, Cambridge, St Ives.
For information on times: Traveline 0871 200 2233 www.traveline.org.uk .
National Express enquiries: 0845 600 7245.
There is a shuttle service that goes between RAF Brampton and Wyton throughout the day for
In Brampton village there are a variety of shops, co-op, post office, chemist. The larger shops,
supermarkets are in the local market town of Huntingdon, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Iceland.
There is a small market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Alternate Fridays Huntingdon holds a
farmers market. The larger stores can be found in Cambridge and Peterborough.
In Brampton village there is a Chinese takeaway, fish & chip shop and an Indian Bar & Restaurant
plus takeaway. There are 2 pubs – The Dragoon and The Black Bull, each serving food.
In Huntingdon there are more takeaways, restaurants, pubs and hotels, also some that deliver.
For Serving personnel at RAF Brampton there is the medical centre and dental centre.
Medical Centre: 01480 52151 ext 7420
Dental Centre Wyton: 01480 52451 ext 7224
Dependents of serving personnel are not entitled to use the station medical facilities and so will
have to register with the local surgery in Brampton village. 01480 454050
For NHS dentist: NHS Direct 0845 4647 or www.nhs.uk
For more information on RAF Brampton and the surrounding area please contact the HIVE
RAF Brampton HIVE, RAF Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. PE28 2EA
Tel: 01480 52151 Ext 7474
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