British Army units carry out community projects

Members of the Royal Signals Regiment who have been undertaking community work

WHILST the bulk of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment is out of Gibraltar on manoeuvres, their place has been covered by soldiers from the visiting Royal Signals Regiment, who have been hard at work carrying out a number of community projects.

The soldiers have been involved in clean up and refurbishment operations of Princess Caroline’s Battery and the Military Heritage Centre.

The tasks, including weeding planted areas, re-painting and the general cleaning of both sites, have now been completed.

Additionally, members of the Northern Ireland-based 225 Signal Squadron have also been tidying up the Witham’s Road cemetery which had lain derelict for many years.

Minister for Tourism, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, has welcomed the contribution to the community by the Royal Signals unit.

Minister Sacramento said: “I am delighted that the visiting troops have volunteered to do this important community work. The Gibraltar Government has made sterling progress in recent times to recover much of our heritage including military sites, and we are extremely grateful that the British Army, which has such close ties to Gibraltar, has wanted to collaborate in these restoration projects. It is good to see that these sites, once derelict, have now been refurbished and incorporated into the overall tourist product.”

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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. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page