Former RAF Snailth – East Riding of Yorkshire

Former RAF Snaith is located in Yorkshire near the small village of Pollington. The airfield became operational in 1940/41 and was a primarily a bomber base with three concrete runways, three hangers and thirty-six heavy bomber hard standings. At its peak use the station could accommodate 2400 personnel. 150 Squadron were initially based here and flew Wellington bombers on raids over Europe. In 1942, 150 Sqn moved out and were replaced by 51 Squadron who flew Halifax bombers.
The Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden, located on the site of the former station headquarters stands as a living memorial to all those who served at RAF Snaith.

The inscription on the memorial stone reads.

“In memory of the 687 airmen of 51 Squadron, 4 Group, Bomber Command who lost their lives flying Halifax Bombers Marks II and III here at RAF Snaith between October 1942 and April 1945.
Also remembering the 205 airmen of 150 Squadron lost on active duty who preceded them at this airfield flying Wellington Bombers Marks I and III”.

Ref: www.pollington