Vernon went to the south west of England to visit defence sites and industry in and around Bristol.
Pictured below, Vernon at Rolls Royce learning about the EJ200 - the engine that powers the Typhoon aircraft.
He also visited Airbus UK and met the apprentices who are helping to design and build wings for A400M.
British manufacturing at its very best.
Vernon also met with the trade unions representing defence industry workers from companies and sites across the south west. (Pictured above).