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RAF 158 Squadron Association Honors WWII Heroes in Glorious Memorial Service at Lissett

Members of the Royal Air Force 158 Squadron Association gathered in glorious sunshine to remember all those who gave their lives while stationed at RAF Lissett during the Second World War in a special memorial service.

Each year the 158 Squadron Association holds a reunion where relatives of veterans pay tribute to the sacrifice made by the brave aircrew and ground staff and also remember those who have passed away since the war.

The outdoor service was held on Sunday morning at St James of Compostela Church at Lissett.

The service was led by Rev Shirley Hebden, area dean for North Holderness, and the address was delivered by Rev David Messer. The organ played by Barbara Gilliatt.

A wreath was laid at the squadron memorial in Lissett Churchyard by Association member Alan Cowland, and the Last Post was sounded by bugler Wendy Brayshaw.

158 squadron remembrance service 2023 – Lissett church.

A monument stands on the edge of the former RAF Lissett airfield to honour the 851 men and women who lost their lives while based at the site during the Second World War.

The service was organised by Kevin Bryett, chairman of the 158 Squadron Association, whose father Alan was a bomb aimer with the 158 Squadron.

The 158 Squadron was first formed in 1918; it reformed in 1942 at RAF Driffield and moved to RAF Lissett in 1943.

The 158 Squadron Association was formed in the 1970s and has more than 300 members, consisting of veterans and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of squadron members.

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