Bombers over Sand and Snow


Bombers over Sand and Snow

Many of our supporters will have bought copies of the book “In Black and White”, telling the history of Pontypridd RFC. The book was written by Alun Granfield, and Alun has been at it again. He has now written a very different book, “Bombers Over Sand and Snow”, which is a history of an RAF bomber group in the Second World War. 

His interest in the group partly grew out of a casual conversation with one of our supporters. This led him to the nephew of someone who had served on bombers in North Africa. Sergeant James Jones from Penygraig Terrace, Ynysybwl, was the navigator in Wellington AD637 which was shot down over Benghazi on 13/14th November 1942. His body was never recovered, and he and his crew are commemorated on the Alamein memorial.  

The nephew, Alun Jones, has carried out a huge amount of research into his uncle’s death, and compiled a massive file containing photographs, letters, and official documents. Alun Granfield hopes that his book will help us to remember the likes of James Jones, and all those who put their lives at risk for their country. 

Anyone who might be interested in buying a copy of the book can get one from the publishers, see > News > Noticeboard > Bombers over Sand and Snow