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RAF Odiham is home to the United Kingdom’s Chinook Force and JSFAW and is situated approximately 2 ½ miles from J5 on the south side of the M3.
Odiham, a particularly attractive village, is located north-east of the airfield, and has a good selection of shops, as well as a sub-post office and branches of Lloyds and Barclays banks.
The nearest towns are Farnham and Basingstoke. Farnham is an historic town with a twelfth century castle with a good choice of shops, restaurants and arts and crafts. Basingstoke is situated to the north-west and has a large shopping centre as well as a leisure centre (with ice rink, swimming pool, bowling alley, sports centre, bingo hall and cinema complex), and a large Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrison’s and Asda supermarkets.
There are four Service Families Accommodation areas associated with RAF Odiham: Burghfield is located 20 miles away on the outskirts of Reading, Church Crookham is located 7 miles away near to Fleet, Alton again is located 7 miles away to the south of Odiham and there are also quarters located just outside the main gates to RAF Odiham. The Single Living Accommodation is located on the station.
Both Odiham and Church Crookham have a bus service which connects with the nearest train stations of Hook and Fleet. The Hook and Fleet train stations are on the Waterloo line and regularly travel into London and to Southampton. Alton SFA is within walking distance of the train station, which again has trains to London and the south. Burghfield has a bus service to the nearest town of Reading, which has bus and train services to all the major towns and cities. Odiham is 11/2 hours from Gatwick Airport and 40 minutes from Southampton Airport.