This afternoon I joined Boris and a number of my colleagues at the unveiling of the permanent home for the statue of Sir Keith Park. In November last year I attended the unveiling of the temporary statue on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square but the statue is now in Waterloo Place, ironically the site of the first bomb to hit London during the blitz.
The event was planned to coincide with Battle of Britain day and attracted quite a line-up. In addition to the Mayor the Chief of the Air Staff was there as was Dr Liam Fox MP, the Defence Secretary, and the New Zealand Minister of Defence Wayne Mapp. There were Air Marshals, Generals and senior officers from the UK and overseas in seriously large numbers.