Pre-Visit RAF Upper Heyford Cold War Airbase Tour Briefing Information

This information is for people who have booked an airbase tour. Please email if you have any questions.

If you haven’t done so already, please send me the names & contact ‘phone numbers for all attendees and your vehicle registration (for Site Security).

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend. Please inform us as soon as possible and alternative tour dates will be made available.

Please report to the RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre (Building 103), West Castle Street, Heyford Park, Bicester, OX25 5BX where the tour will begin at about 10:00 am. Arrival by 9:30 am is advised to allow enough time for administration.

RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre, 103 West Castle Street, Heyford Park, Bicester, OX25 5BX

Building 103 is the red brick building next to the new apartment and retail development on Camp Road. Entry is on West Castle Street which runs parallel to Camp Road.

There is free parking by the Heritage Centre for the duration of the tour provided vehicle registration details are submitted when booking.

The mini-bus will leave the Heritage Centre at about 10:30 am and enter the Flying Field via Gates 6 & 7.

The tour will involve some walking, so suitable footwear and clothing is recommended. If the weather is hot, it would be wise to bring a drink with you and a sunhat. Unfortunately, there are no toilet or catering facilities available on the tour.

The tour includes entry in to buildings with unreliable lighting, so you may wish to bring your own torch with you.

Please do not attempt to enter any buildings without prior permission from the tour guides.

Photography is allowed subject to the conditions of the Photography Permit There is no restriction on photography except in the car compound area. If in doubt, the guides will be able to advise you.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 please do not visit. If you have booked an airbase tour you will be offered an alternative date or a refund.

You are advised to bring food and drink with you. Please speak to a tour guide if you wish the tour to make a stop for lunch. Food and drink cannot be consumed inside buildings.

The Flying Field is a non-smoking and non-vaping site.

You are advised to dress appropriately for airbase tours and the weather. There will be uneven ground to cross which may be muddy. Equally you may need a hat and sunblock.

Please email to confirm that you have read, understand and accept these conditions.

Upper Heyford Heritage reserves the right to escort from site anyone who does not abide by the stated guidelines.

I look forward to seeing you.

Nick Forder

RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Manager