Thursday, August 18, 2005

Gibraltar Squadron open day

Gibraltar Patrol Boat Squadron is celebrating its 20th Anniversary
Gibraltar Patrol Boat Squadron will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with an Open Day between 10am until 2pm on Saturday August 27.

HMS Sabre - 16m Fast Patrol of the Gibraltar Squadron and sister ship to HMS Scimitar
Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the equipment and vessels, meet members of the Squadron and learn more about the unique links between the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Gibraltar Patrol Boat Squadron.

Children can get their faces painted by The Top Rock Youth Club and there will be a Bouncy Castle for children of all ages! There will also be a BBQ and refreshments.

Commanding Officer of Gibraltar Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Mike McGuire emphasised the importance of the Royal Navy in Gibraltar. He says:

"2005 is a special year for the Royal Navy as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Admiral Nelson’s famous victory at Trafalgar. 200 years ago Gibraltar played a crucial role in the Navy’s effectiveness, as it still does today.

Our 20th Anniversary Open Day is not just about history but about our current capability and continuing relationship with the people of Gibraltar and the Rock itself.

We want to show the people of Gibraltar how the Royal Navy of today is as relevant to the security of Gibraltar as it was in Nelson’s day.”

Arctic 24 Rib of Gibraltar Boat Squadron Royal Navy
The Open Day will finish by a spectacular anti-terrorism display from the Gibraltar Patrol Boat Squadron. HMS Scimitar and the Navy fast patrol craft will demonstrate the capability of the Gibraltar Patrol Boat Squadron on the water.


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