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British Forces Gibraltar
HMS Rooke, British Forces Gibraltar
Entrance to HMS Rooke at Queensway, Gibraltar - headquarters of British Forces Gibraltar.
Country Gibraltar
Branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom Royal Navy
Flag of the British Army British Army
Ensign of the Royal Air Force Royal Air Force
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service history
Part of British Armed Forces, UK Ministry of Defence
Commanders Commodore Adrian Bell

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 aircraft and ships en route to and from deployments East of Suez or Africa.

Permanent unitsEdit

A handful of units are permanently based in Gibraltar for its territorial defence:


  • May 2004 Commodore David White [1]
  • 19 January 2005 Commodore Allan Adair [2]
  • 1 May 2007 Commodore Matt Parr [3]
  • 16 Feb 2009 Commodore Adrian Bell [4]

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