The Gibraltar Rotary Club will be hosting a Spring Ball on Saturday 13th April in order to raise funds for Mental Health. The ‘evening of elegance and style’ good food, good wine and excellent company’ will be held in the new Royal Gibraltar Yacht club. Entertainment will be provided, including table games and dancing to Peter Charles.
Monarch’s Inaugural flight from Birmingham to Gibraltar was met by Minister for Tourism Neil Costa, along with members of the Tourist Board, including Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino and the Re-Enactment Society, on Saturday morning.
The flight is set to operate between Gibraltar and Birmingham on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays up until the end of April when it will run Sundays instead of Saturdays.
As a reward for his notable acts of courage whilst serving on an operational tour in Afghanistan last year, Pte Liam Downs of the Gibraltar Regiment has been awarded a ‘Mentioned-in-Despatches’ (MID).
When a soldier is ‘Mentioned-in-Despatches’ his name appears in an official report written by a senior commander to his superiors, detailing the conduct of a military operation and describes a soldier's gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.
MOD Chief Fire Officer Alec Button retired yesterday, after 36 years service. Mr. Button joined the Admiralty Fire Service in 1977 working in Dock Yard with specialist fire training for ships. The Defence Fire Service was created in the early 90’s and relocated to the airfield. The Admiralty Fire Service were then given conversion training from ships to aircraft.