No.51 SQUADRON No. 51 Squadron, RFC, was formed at Thetford, Norfolk, in 1916 as a Home Defence Squadron, also responsible for training pilots in night flying. Disbanded in 1919, No. 51 was re-formed in 1937 as a night-bomber squadron and when war broke out in September 1939, it was flying Whitleys with the Yorkshire-based No. 4 Group. On the first night of the war - 3rd/4th. Pensioner remembers the night the Germans bombed his street. LIFE in the village of Rhos was very different 70 years ago. Europe was at war and bombing raids by the Luftwaffe were frequent. In the early hours of August 30, 1940, German bombers were heading for Liverpool and dockland sites on the River Mersey. Even though the bombing of Britain never occurred on the scale that many feared in the 1930s, some 110,000 children were evacuated to Wales over the course of the Second World War. This number. Was Wales bombed in ww2? The Cardiff Blitz (Welsh: Blitz Caerdydd); refers to the bombing of Cardiff, Wales during World War II. Between 1940 and the final raid on the city in March 1944 approximately 2,100 bombs fell, killing 355 people. ... Consequently, it and the surrounding area were heavily bombed.