RAF Snaith Museum

Our address is RAF Snaith Museum, Long lane, Pollington DN14 0DF

Come and meet our fantastic team of knowledgeable volunteers that have worked tirelessly transforming our former WAAF building, preserving artefacts, and bringing us new and interactive exhibits, continuing the research to bring you the stories behind them. 
 
Join us for a cuppa in our NAAFI café too and buy some exclusive RAF Snaith Museum merch! 
 
Let us take you on a journey of the men and women that served here fighting for our freedoms, and beyond the war with the land army girls that worked the land to feed the nation in the very buildings that we call our home!  
 
RSM team.
Entry is just: 
Adults £2.50
Under 16’s free
12 month adult ticket £15

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Royal Air Force Snaith, or RAF Snaith, is a former Royal Air Force station which was located 7 miles (11 km) south west of Goole, Yorkshire, England and close to the village of Pollington.

The airfield opened 1941 before closing in 1946.

The airfield opened in July 1941, and was called RAF Snaith, rather than RAF Pollington (the village that it was nearest to), so as to avoid confusion with RAF Pocklington.

A large number of different squadrons used the airfield firstly No. 150 Squadron RAF flew Vickers Wellingtons between July 1941 and October 1942 before moving to RAF Kirmington, then being replaced by No. 51 Squadron RAF from October 1942 until May 1945 using the Handley Page Halifax. During this period the airfield also had another squadron join as a flight from No.51 Sqn RAF turned its aircraft and crew over to make another squadron which was No. 578 Squadron RAF which flew from the airfield temporarily between January 1944 until February 1944 before moving to the empty RAF Burn.

A number of units also used the airfield such as No 6266 Servicing Echelon between 27 April 1944 and 6 May 1944 repairing the various aircraft[4] and No. 17 Air Crew Holding Unit between 20 June 1945 and 27 May 1946. During this time a small Beam Approach Flight using Airspeed Oxfords used the airfield for a short period learning beam approach landings.