Sir George White and Bradley Stoke and Filton MP, Jack Lopresti have accepted an invitation to become the Vice Patrons of Aerospace Bristol
Sir George White Bt., F.S.A
Sir George White Bt., F.S.A., Vice Patron, is great grandson of Sir George White 1st Bt. (1854-1916), the founder of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. He is grandson Sir G. Stanley White (1882-1964), joint founder, who served as managing director from 1911 to 1955. He is the son of Sir George S.M. White Bt. (1913-1983), joint managing director and instigator of the Bristol Car Division. Sir George is an historian and museum curator.
Bradley Stoke and Filton
Jack LoPresti MP
Jack Lopresti has been the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke since 2010. During his time in the House of Commons, he has shown an interest in defence and aerospace and has been elected to roles in several All Party Parliamentary Groups, including being Vice Chairman for Military Matters for the Aviation APPG. Jack has served on the Defence Select Committee as well as the Conservative Party’s backbench Defence Committee in Parliament.
Jack’s commitment and passion for these issues date back many years but have become especially important to him after he completed a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2008-09 with 29 Commando RA. Having grown up around Bristol and spent all his life here, he is immensely proud to represent an area that has made such an immense contribution to the defence and aerospace industries through world leading companies, such as Rolls Royce, BAE and Boeing.