New Commanding Officer for HMS Scimitar

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Lieutenant James Young has assumed Command of HMS Scimitar, one of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron’s Lifespan Patrol Vessels (LPV). He relieves Lieutenant Commander Kyle Walkley who, after a year in Command of SCIMITAR, has taken the role of Commanding Officer of the Squadron.

Lieutenant Young commented, “This is an extremely exciting opportunity in a place steeped in the history of the Royal Navy.  I am very much looking forward to my first Command and delivering on live
operations on a daily basis in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.”

Lt Young has recently arrived in Gibraltar having spent much of the last year navigating Type 23 Frigate HMS Montrose from the UK, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans to her new home in Bahrain.

Lt Cdr Walkley said: “James arrives here having just completed a challenging but rewarding job navigating a frigate three quarters of the way around the world.  The challenges here will be different, but his superb
performance in his career so far leaves me with no doubt that he will succeed in delivering on operations in this vital part of
the world.”

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