Westminster News

MP gets out on the water with the Royal Engineers

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the home of the Royal Engineers in Chatham, Kent, where he had a chance to get out on the River Medway with the Royal Engineers Maritime Unit.

Minister meets head of award winning charity “Scotty’s Little Soldiers”

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, who is also Veterans Minister at the MOD, recently held a meeting in his office with Nikki Scott, the founder of award winning charity “Scotty’s Little Soldiers” which helps to support the children of service personnel who have fallen in the line of duty.

Minister views one of the world’s oldest Spitfires

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, was shown one of the oldest surviving Spitfires in the world when he paid a recent visit to the Royal Air Force Museum (North) at RAF Cosford in Shropshire.

MP helps stir it – with the Chelsea Pensioners

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, recently visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea to participate in the traditional ceremony of “stirring the Christmas Pudding”, which is prepared every year for the famous Chelsea Pensioners.

MP praises medical heroes at ‘the Millies’

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, recently praised medical staff from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, when he met them whilst attending the Sun’s Military Awards (“the Millies”) at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Welcome Back!

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, was on hand along with other Ministers, Peers and Members of Parliament to welcome home soldiers of Twelve Mechanised Brigade when they paid a visit to the Houses of Parliament, following their recent homecoming from Afghanistan.