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British Forces Gibraltar
Active
Country Gibraltar
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom Royal Navy
British Army Flag British Army
Royal Air Force Ensign Royal Air Force
Part of British Armed Forces, UK Ministry of Defence
Commanders
Current
commander
Commodore Adrian Bell

British Forces Gibraltar is the name given to the British Armed Forces stationed in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Gibraltar is used primarily as a training area, thanks to its good climate and rocky terrain, and as a stopover for units and ships en route to and from deployments East of Suez.

Permanent units

A handful of units are permanently based in Gibraltar for its territorial defence:

  • HQ, British Forces Gibraltar
  • Royal Gibraltar Regiment - the territory's permanently based light infantry battalion, consisting of both regular and reserve elements.
  • Joint Provost and Security Unit
  • Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron - two Scimitar class patrol boats, HMS Scimitar and HMS Sabre, and three rigid hulled inflatable boats.
  • RAF Gibraltar - Gibraltar's military airfield has no resident units, but is utilised as and when required by aircraft on deployment or exercise.
  • Gibraltar Services Police - a civilian police force responsible for enforcing civil law on MoD property in Gibraltar, and is responsible to Commander, British Forces Gibraltar.

Commanders

  • May 2004 Commodore David White [1]
  • 19 January 2005 Commodore Allan Adair [2]
  • 1 May 2007 Commodore Matt Parr [3]
  • 16 Feb 2009 Commodore Adrian Bell [4]

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