By John Smith • 11 February 2016 • 17:50
The commanding officer of the regiment, the director of the band and the Governor
LIEUTENANT GENERAL Edward Davis, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment had his first formal meeting with the British Armed Forces Gibraltar on a visit to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment on February 10.
The Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Lopez led the Governor on a tour of Camp Devil’s Tower, where they visited the new facilities of the Regimental Band and the Motor Transport Section.
The regiment will be travelling to the UK for annual training which is given the code name Jebel Tarik. The four week exercise will involve about 170 regular and reserve soldiers which will ensure that the regiment maintains its operational capabilities and is able to cope with any eventualities over the next 12 months.
During this absence, men of the 10th Signals Regiment in Gibraltar will to cover the normal activities of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.
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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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