Military Movements Review: August

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

With the heat of midsummer came a steady rise in the amount of military visits to the Rock. In the air some old friends returned and at sea some new faces were seen including one long-expected visit which might, just, be a game changer for our future as a naval base.

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Military Movements Review: July

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

The rise in temperature in July was matched by an exponential rise in arrivals to RAF Gibraltar which broke all records for recent years. Sadly activity at sea was close to nonexistent so it really was a month of two halves.

On the water, our only MoD visitor was the charter Ro-Ro Hartland Point which arrived on the 16th of the month. 

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What The Black Lives Matter Protest Is, And What It Isn’t

By Mark Montegriffo: 

What it is

When I saw the video of George Floyd’s murder, I felt the same as millions of people across the world felt. Who can watch a police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man until his death and feeling anything other than disgust and anger? I thought that I can’t have been the only one in this community of 30,000 people, but even if I were, it was worth holding some form of public demonstration.

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Military Movements Review: June

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

As hoped for during my last instalment, the weather got hotter in June and the military visits continued their upward curve. We had the added bonus of the comparatively rare sight of two Royal Navy warships visiting at once and some new friends which will soon become a very familiar sight in our waters.

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