|158 Squadron Memorial at Lissett|
|Facial detail on figure in memorial|
I knew I'd be in the area again today and I finally remembered to take my camera with me. Whilst, I have posted some of the pictures I took today on this page they cannot not do justice to this striking memorial.
I have visited many war memorials across Europe and I can say that this is as impressive as any of them and is a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives. It is cut in steel plate and has the names of all those from the airfield that fell in WWII etched across the torso's of the figures. If you were to see these figures through an early morning mist you maybe forgiven for thinking that you really had seen a bomber crew walking to their aircraft.
|Information Board - airfield history at Lissett|
Each of the turbines is named after a bomber that was flown from the airfield and that is explained on the boards. It is worth noting that the design of the memorial was by Peter Naylor of Beverley. I have more pictures of the memorial and if anyone would like more you can send me an e-mail, tweet me or leave a comment on here and I'd be happy to send them.