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Posted - 2nd August 17

Minister for Defence People and Veterans visits Aspire

MIN DPV on arrival at Aspire

Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, (MIN DPV), visited Aspire Defence on 1 August 2017.

The purpose of the visit was to familiarise the Minister with Army Basing Programme progress across Salisbury Plain Training Area, to meet the integrated Army and Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) ABP team and key Industry partners, including Aspire Defence and Lovells, the construction firm delivering new Service Families’ Accommodation.

Pictured above on arrival at the Aspire Business Centre Tidworth are (left to right): Mark Duddy, ABP Programme Director; John Leary, Operations Director, Lovell; Major General Richard Wardlaw OBE, Director Basing & Infrastructure; Tobias Ellwood MP and Allan Thomson, Chief Executive, Aspire Defence Limited.

Following presentations from Mark, General Wardlaw and Allan, the Minister was given a minibus tour of ABP construction sites including various locations on Larkhill Garrison.

MIN DPV at Purvis Lines Larkhill

Tobias Ellwood MP, MIN DPV, surveys the construction site at Larkhill Garrison with (left to right): Alan Curtis (Project Manager, Aspire Defence Capital Works), Major General Richard Wardlaw OBE (Director Basing & Infrastructure) and Allan Thomson (Chief Executive, Aspire Defence Limited)


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