British Forces Gibraltar

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British Forces Gibraltar
Ministry of Defence Tri Service Seal.png
Active1992-active
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchBritish Armed Forces
TypeShore Command
Garrison/HQHQ British Forces Gibraltar
Commanders
FirstRear-Admiral Jeremy Sanders
CurrentCommodore Timothy Henry

British Forces Gibraltar (BFGib) is a joint services command of British Armed Forces stationed in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. It was established in April, 1992 when the former Royal Navy naval command the Gibraltar Station (1870-1992) was abolished. (BFGib) is under the control and direction of the Commander British Forces, Gibraltar.

History

British Forces Gibraltar (BFGib) is a joint services command of British Armed Forces located at Gibraltar. It includes a number of military activities including the management and operation of Gibraltar’s only airfield RAF Gibraltar, the military Port of Gibraltar and command of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron the British Army, Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Gibraltar Defence Police. Gibraltar is used primarily as a training area, thanks to its good climate and rocky terrain, and as a stopover for aircraft and ships en route to and from deployments East of Suez or Africa.

In Command

Commander British Forces, Gibraltar

Post holders included:

  • Rear-Admiral Jeremy Sanders (April 1992 – December 1994)
  • Major-General Simon Pack RM. (December 1994 – April 1997)
  • Commodore Alastair Taylor (April 1997 – June 1999)
  • Commodore Andrew Willmett (June 1999 – December 2001)
  • Commodore Richard Clapp (December 2001 – May 2004)
  • Commodore David White (May 2004 – 8 January 2005)[1]
  • Commodore Allan Adair (19 January 2005 – 1 May 2007)
  • Commodore Matthew Parr (1 May 2007 – February 2009)[2]
  • Commodore Adrian Bell (February 2009 – September 2010)[3]
  • Commodore Tom Karsten (September 2010 – November 2012)[4]
  • Commodore John Clink (November 2012 – August 2014)
  • Commodore Ian McGhie (August 2014 – July 2016)[5]
  • Commodore Mike Walliker (July 2016 – September 2018)[6]
  • Commodore Timothy Henry (September 2018 - Present)[7]

References

  1. "Body of Gibraltar commander found". BBC News. 9 January 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. "Military teams triumph in the Gibraltar Triathlon". News. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  3. "Gibraltar: British could have fired on Spanish police launch". News Focus. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  4. "CBF Gibraltar promotion to Rear-Admiral". Gibraltar Chronicle. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. "New CBF for Gibraltar as Commodore Clink Accepts Rear Admiral Promotion". Your Gibraltar. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  6. GBC News (2016-07-13), CBF Retires, and Stays in Gibraltar, retrieved 14 February 2020
  7. GBC News (2018-08-31), CFormer Gibraltar Squadron commander, Commodore Tim Henry, to take over as CBF on Tuesday, retrieved 14 February 2020