Monday, March 23, 2009

Tory Defence Chief Backs Spitfire Campaign

Dr Fox at the Solent Sky Museum with an original Spitfire

Shadow Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has given his backing and that of the national Conservative Party to Southampton's Spitfire Tribute Foundation, the organisation set up to raise funds for a permanent and fitting tribute in the city to the WW2 fighter plane.

Southampton was the first stop for Dr Fox last week where he met myself and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Southampton Itchen, Royston Smith ahead of a tour of Hampshire.

Dr Fox visited the Solent Sky Museum which houses an original Spitfire and the University of Southampton where he talked to students about the security challenges facing Britain. Dr Fox then went on to other parts of the county to meet with members of the armed forces, retired service personnel and those in voluntary and commercial sector who support our forces.

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