Armed Forces Minister visits Fylde MP


Mark Menzies MP invited Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois MP to Fylde to meet community leaders and veterans.

The Minister was in the region visiting BAE Systems’ sites in Warton and Samlesbury for an update on various military projects.

During the visit he took the time out of his day to speak to local councillors and former servicemen and was presented with a Fylde Veterans badge by Councillor Ed Nash, the borough council’s Armed Forces Champion.

Following the visit, Mr Menzies said: “I was delighted the Minister was able to find the time to come and speak to local people about his role within the Ministry of Defence.

“With the 100th anniversary of the First World War this year we remember more than ever how important our armed forces are for the freedom we all enjoy today.

“The Minister said he was delighted to be able to spend time in Fylde and meet some local residents and veterans.

“He was also genuinely pleased to be presented with a Fylde Veterans badge, as someone who has himself served in the armed forces.”

Mark Francois MP added: “I was delighted to be able to come up to Warton to support Mark, who is a tireless campaigner for the Fylde and for BAE Systems.

“He is often standing up in PMQs and asking the Prime Minister to support various BAE projects and fights hard for his constituency, as every Member of Parliament should.”


PICTURES: Mark Menzies MP with Wrea Green Councillor Frank Andrews and Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois MP

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