Have just discovered the 51 Squadron website with interest. I was a wireless op with 51 squadron at Snaith, March 44 till Sept 44. There is a book available entitled Snaith Days, written by the late Keith Ford. It is available from the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York.
Hope this is helpful.
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I'm sitting here with my 80 year old father who was at Snaith , late 1942, name of George Hextell, Squadron 51.He was shot down 27th January 1943 over Holland and thankfully lives to tell the tale despite spending 2 years as a POW.
I was interested to hear about the book "Snaith Days" and wondered how to come by it as my father would be very interested to get a copy.
My father was based at RAF Snaith during the second world war,His name was Harold Arthur Groves and I am looking for any information regarding the base and its crews.Also are there any photos that are available.I would like to trace the history of my father as he never told me about the war as a child or where he was based,only after researching his number and rank through the RAF records office.I would be very grateful of any information you could supply.
Kind Regards, Malcolm Groves