British Forces Gibraltar

British Forces Gibraltar

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unit_name = British Forces Gibraltar

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commander1=Commodore Matt Parr

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
*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.


*"List incomplete"
*May 2004 Commodore David White []
*19 January 2005 Commodore Allan Adair []
*1 May 2007 Commodore Matt Parr []

External links

* [ British Forces Gibraltar Community Site]

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