By John Smith • 09 February 2016 • 18:40
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Lieutenant General Ed Davis, Governor of Gibraltar at Gun Wharf
DUE TO the attack on the Royal Gibraltar Police RHIB Sir John Chapple by suspected smugglers on Sunday February 7, Lieutenant General Ed Davis, Governor of Gibraltar and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo visited the RGP Marine Section two days later where they congratulated officers for their professionalism and courage when faced by the aggressive actions of smugglers.
“In the past, the Marine section relied largely on confiscated smugglers’ boats but this Government has provided the Section with brand new vessels, state-of-the-art technology and with purpose built premises at Gun Wharf,” said the Chief Minister.
He continued “The Commissioner of Police knows that, if there is a need for additional resources to improve his officers’ security and safety, I am always there to assist. In addition, this Government has fostered the RGP’s cooperation with the Gibraltar Defence Police, something that was not encouraged by the previous administration.”
“Nonetheless, there is still the need for courage, professionalism and high quality seamanship. I congratulate the officers of the RGP Marine Section for displaying all these qualities in the difficult and dangerous circumstances in which they regularly find themselves.”
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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