JSHAO relocated to Upavon in 2010. The JSHAO provides Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the increasingly complex range of civilian housing options: a focal point for housing information and advice to all Service personnel and their families in particualr those about to return to civilian life, and to ex-Service personnel who are still in Service Families Accommodation.
Joint Service Housing Advice Office, Building 183, Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wiltshire, SN9 6BE.
Upavon is also home to HQ Theatre Troops, the Defence Operational Languages Support Unit and International Defence Training.
History Upavon airfield was originally created for pilots of the Military and Naval Wings of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps (RFC), and became home to the Army Central Flying School (CFS). Captain Godfrey M Paine, RN, became the first Commandant, with Major Hugh Trenchard being his assistant. Trenchard later became the Chief of Air Staff, and subsequently became known as the "Father of the Royal Air Force". Construction began on 19 June 1912, on some training gallops, on an elevated site about 1½ mile east of Upavon village, near the edge of the Salisbury Plain. The RAF permanently withdrew from Upavon on 3 August 1993 when RAF Upavon was officially handed over to the British Army who renamed it Trenchard Lines.
The site is unusual, in that it is bisected by a public highway, the A342 - with the airfield and hangars on the south side of the road, and all the administrative (and some technical) buildings and accommodation on the north side.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to websites of The British Army , MOD, HIVE , and 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 If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.