Local news: 102 Squadron hold their annual re-union at the Gliding Club

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Tom Wingham addresses the guests

On Saturday 19th July 2008 Pocklington Town Council hosted the annual re-union of the 102 squadron who flew Halifax bombers from RAF Pocklington during the 2nd World War.  The event was held at the new clubhouse at the Wolds Gliding Club.  Earlier in the day the veterans had visited the National Railway Museum in York.

Tom Wingham D.F.C. (Amer) the Chairman of the 102 squadron spoke about their experiences during the war and was honoured to have with him as a guest of the 102 squadron Air Marshall Geoff Walmersley who survived flying a record number of sorties.

After the dinner music was provided by a group Vintage Rythmes to which several of the 102 squadron members danced.  The next day a service of remembrance was held at the memorial at the Wolds Gliding Club.  Cannon Val Hewetson officiated after which teas and coffees were served by Gliding Club Staff.