View Full Version : Lissett memorial dedication

Richard Flagg
15-05-2009, 10:21
I received this from David Thompson last night, thought it may be of interest to a few folks

A new 158 Squadron memorial will be unveiled on Saturday 16 May 2009 at
15:05 hrs by The Archbishop of York , Dr John Sentamu . The memorial
will carry the names of all 851 squadron personnel who were killed on
bomber operations during the war . The memorial designed and sculptured
by Peter Naylor of Beverley has been sponsored by Novera Energy who are
building a wind farm on the site of the former wartime airfield . Once
operational all of the wind turbines will carry the names of squadron
aircraft .
The BoBMF are due to give a flypast following the dedication at 15:30
hrs although I believe the Lancaster is still in Germany awaiting an
engine change ?

David Thompson

23-10-2009, 17:00

Further to this:



Ceremony video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlaI4QkwPM)


23-10-2009, 17:23
And another video tribute at ........ (http://raflissett..........com/)

Plus a shot of the memorial itself, here (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2140780710014262649cKjIAa)


05-12-2009, 14:05
On the subject of Lissett memorials, the wind turbines on the airfield, as many will know, are named after Lissett-based aircraft with the exception of one. The naming and dedication was scheduled for the 15th September 2009 at the 158 Sqn Association reunion. They are:

Friday the 13th
Goofy's Gift
Lilli Marlene
Xpress Delivery
The Menace
Maori Chief
Git Up Dem Stairs
Minnie the Moocher

The twelfth is to six ground crew killed in a bomb dump explosion on 2nd July, 1943.


05-12-2009, 16:20
What a terrific touch. One of the main reasons I dont mind seeing these places used like this. Well done Novera Energy I say.