Remembering the sacrifice given by 158 Squadron

The monument at Lissett Wind Farm
The monument at Lissett Wind Farm

Veterans of 158 Squadron Bomber Command are returning to the Bridlington area this weekend to remember the 851 members who gave their lives in the Second World War.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the squadron moving to Lissett and from here they flew Halifax bombers into occupied Europe.

They will be joined by the members of the association, who are mainly direct relatives of those who flew with 158, in a dinner at the Expanse Hotel, followed on Sunday by a memorial service at 11am at the church in Lissett village.

Chairman of the 158 Squadron Association, Kevin Bryett, said: “It is so important that we never forget the sacrifice that was made by the veterans of 158, many of whom would have spent their final night relaxing in a pub in Bridlington before flying out on a raid, never to return.

“It is very moving to see all the names on the magnificent memorial at the side of the old airfield at Lissett. Everyone is welcome to join the memorial service at 11am on Sunday at the church.”