Thursday, 1 December 2016

All Saints, Wistow

All Saints church Wistow is currently undergoing roof renovations. An appeal total board stood in the churchyard shows that this was raised by local fundraising,

There is one extant war grave,

Sqn Ldr Gristwood, Ian Anthony,
Royal Air Force,
13th January 1989  Age 40

From what I can gather researching the above on the internet, this may have been an air accident. Although I cannot tie the name, the date matches that of an aerial collision between and RAF Tornado and a GAF Alphajet during an exercise in Germany. However, another source suggests the involvement of RAF Masirah, Oman.

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