Sir Keith Park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3546
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor congratulate Terry Smith, Chairman of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign, together with the many supporters of this campaign, for their efforts on achieving a statue of Sir Keith Park in Trafalgar Square and a permanent memorial in Waterloo Place, and agree that this is a fitting tribute to this great hero who contributed to victory in the Battle of Britain?

Answer

Answer for Sir Keith Park

Answer for Sir Keith Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will indeed congratulate both Terry Smith and the many supporters of this campaign for their efforts in realising the statue of Sir Keith Park. As I mentioned in my speech when the statue was unveiled in Trafalgar Square they have shown a dogged persistence and a refusal to accept defeat against overwhelming odds that could have been inspired by the Battle of Britain itself.