This week, with Parliament in recess, I have been lucky enough to spend the entire week at home in Fylde. And it is times like this when I am able to spend prolonged periods at home that I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful place. Over the last week I have been out shopping in St Annes and Lytham, spent time on Kirkham’s busy high street and visited Wrea Green and some of the more rural parts of Fylde. While the weather... Read more »
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Fylde MP hails Eurofighter Typhoon after seeing aircraft in active service for first time

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has described how impressed he was after seeing the Warton-built Eurofighter Typhoon in action on military operations for the first time. The Member of Parliament recently spent some time at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, the air force’s forward mounting base for overseas operations in the Middle East, where he saw the aircraft in active service first-hand. Previously, Mr Menzies had only seen the Typhoon on the assembly line, performing displays at air-shows and during testing in the skies above the Fylde coast. He said:... Read more »


This week, Lytham has been in the national spotlight once again as thousands of people visited the town for the 1940s Wartime Weekend. As the marquees of Lytham Festival came down, they were replaced with a sea of camouflage as dozens of tents were pitched along the famous Green, in an effort to make the estuary-side open space resemble the former battlefields of northern France. Military vehicles and aircraft were out in force, with visitors having the opportunity to walk among the tents and speak to enthusiasts... Read more »

Mark Menzies urges new Minister to continue Typhoon support on visit to BAE Warton

Mark Menzies MP has urged the Ministry of Defence to continue its unwavering support for British-built aircraft during a Ministerial visit to Lancashire. Mr Menzies welcomed the new Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin MP, to BAE Systems in Warton where he showed her around the state-of-the-art hangers where the world’s most advanced combat aircraft – the Eurofighter Typhoon – is assembled. Following the visit, Mr Menzies said: “Typhoon is one of the true success stories of the British aerospace industry. It has performed admirably in various... Read more »

Fylde MP visits Cyprus to meet latest Weeton Barracks tenants

Mark Menzies MP has visited Cyprus to meet the new tenants of a Fylde army base. The Member of Parliament spent time at the Royal Air Force’s base at Akrotiri and had the opportunity to speak to some of the troops from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, who will be based at Weeton Barracks from 2018. They will replace the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, which has made Weeton its home for the last five years. Mr Menzies was visiting Cyprus as part of the... Read more »
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