MSP visits ‘Spitfire’ firm

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NORTH East MSP Alex Johnstone paid a visit to Arbroath-based Squadron Prints last week to see the range of items they have produced to commemorate the anniversary of the ‘Red Lichtie’ Spitfire bought by public subscription in 1942.

Mr Johnstone said following the visit: “I was hugely impressed by the work that Squadron Prints does. Their passion for aviation shows through in the extremely high quality and attention to detail of their books, prints and other products.”

“Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this company, however, is the fact that 60 percent of their sales are made abroad, with a hugely impressive client list demonstrating the high regard that aviation enthusiasts across the world have for this local company.”

Mr Johnstone is lodging a motion in the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Squadron Prints on their continued success.

Arbroath East and Lunan councillor Jim Millar commented: “I think it is fantastic that a small Arbroath company, now operating in its 33rd year, enjoys a world wide reputation for excellent products and service. I was delighted to be shown round their workshop and see the attention to detail that goes into their designs.

“I bought some of the Red Lichtie Spitfire items, and I’m so pleased with them, I will be buying more for friends abroad. I would also like to commend the directors for their charitable work in raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund which does such important work for former personnel and their families”.