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Gate Entrance - RAF - RAF Homepage



                                                                                                                          Main Gate

                                                                                                                            White House

Directions to RAF Northolt:

By Road – Take the A40 (Western Avenue) and exit at the Polish War Memorial, taking the A4180 (West End Road)
towards Ruislip. At the third set of traffic lights is a left hand filter lane for access to RAF Northolt via the White
House Gate. To get to the Main Gate entrance, continue along the A4180 for approximately 300m and at the next
set of traffic lights is the entrance to the Main Gate.

By London Underground – Ruislip Gardens (Central Line) is the nearest tube station. Exit the station, turn left and
follow the road (A4180 – West End Road) approximately 200m to the Main Gate entrance. Walk a further 300m to
the White House Gate entrance.
Ruislip Underground Station (in Ruislip town) is on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines. Ruislip Underground
Station can be accessed via bus (see below) or is an approximate 20-30 min walk from RAF Northolt.

By Rail – South Ruislip Station is home to a mainline railway station on the Chiltern Railways, giving access to
Marylebone in approximately 20 mins. It is also another Central Line tube station. To get to RAF Northolt from here
leave the Station and turn right, follow this road (Station Approach) to the end and turn right on to the A4180 (West
End Road). The White House Gate entrance is approximately 20m along and the Main Gate entrance a further
300m. It takes approximately 15 mins to walk to RAF Northolt from South Ruislip Station.

By Bus – Between the Main Gate entrance and the White House Gate entrance is a bus stop for the E7 bus. This
bus takes you to Ruislip Underground Station and town centre in one direction and to Ealing in the other direction. At
Ruislip Underground Station there are also buses to several other towns in the area, e.g. Uxbridge & Harrow.

Units at RAF Northolt:

Use Main Gate entrance for access to the following sections/units:

Support Wing HQ, Medical & Dental Centre, Welfare Centre, Gymnasium, Police Station, Force Development
Squadron, Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA), UK Airprox Board, Royal Navy Presentation Team (RNPT),
Directorate of Aviation Regulation & Safety (DARS), Air Historical Branch (AHB), RAF Ceremonial & Events,
Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (AIDU), Polish Enquiries Office, 600 Sqn (RAuxF), HQ London & South
East Region Air Training Corps (HQ LaSER), Queens Colour Squadron (QCS), The Central Band of the RAF, HQ
Middlesex Wing Air Training Corps, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), 1083 Sqn Air Training Corps, all Messes

Use White House Gate for access to the following sections/units:

Operations Wing, 32 (The Royal) Squadron, British Forces Post Office (BFPO), 621 EOD (Army Bomb Disposal),
Navy Aeronautical Information Centre (NAIC), Engineering Squadron, Contract Monitoring Team

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