• US Navy vessel calls at Gibraltar

    US Navy vessel calls at Gibraltar0

    The US Navy vessel USNA Yuma is picture above as it sailed into HM Naval Base yesterday for short stop. The vessel is an Expeditionary Fast Transport and is the eighth such ship accepted into the US Navy. Its sister ship the USNS Carson City called at Gibraltar some 12 months ago prior to deploying

  • HMS Duncan to arrive on the Rock

    HMS Duncan to arrive on the Rock0

    Following a seven month deployment as Flagship of NATO’s task group in the Black Sea and Mediterranean, HMS Duncan will arrive in Gibraltar tomorrow for a routine engagement visit. HMS Duncan, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer, has been the Flagship to a multinational, integrated maritime force. The force is made up of vessels

  • Facelift for statue honouring Gibraltarian soldiers

    Facelift for statue honouring Gibraltarian soldiers0

    A statue of a Gibraltar Defence Force soldier on guard during World War II has been refurbished by volunteers from HQ Company of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, with the backing of the Grand Battery House Trust. The statue on Casemates Hill was first unveiled 20 years ago but had become weather beaten and surrounded by

  • UK will remain a leading military power, May says

    UK will remain a leading military power, May says0

    The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will continue to be a “leading military power” despite pressure from MPs to increase defence spending. Speaking to reporters on Armed Forces Day, Theresa May dodged questions about reported threats from Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to raise the defence budget. When asked directly about the reported rift,

  • For Gibraltar’s regiment, recruitment is a top priority

    For Gibraltar’s regiment, recruitment is a top priority0

    Local soldiers manned a stall in Casemates this week as part of an ongoing recruitment drive in the run-up to summer. Member of the regiment were on hand to assist prospective recruits with any queries and to provide details to interested passers-by on the range of weapons and equipment on display. Sergeant Luke Willis, who

  • Gib cadets enjoy ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ London trip

    Gib cadets enjoy ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ London trip0

    A group of four Cadets from the Gibraltar Cadet Force accompanied by an adult instructor were treated to a once in a lifetime events-filled weekend in London over the Queen’s Birthday bank Holiday weekend. The four Cadets were chosen by the adult volunteer instructors as a reward for their performance, attendance record, and behaviour over