“From the moment Lorraine and I stepped off RFA Mounts Bay, when we arrived on the Rock on 19th January 2016, we have been humbled by the warmth, kindness and sincerity of the Gibraltarian People’s embrace. It is, indeed, true that to know the People of Gibraltar, is to not only deeply admire, respect and enjoy them, but also, to deeply love them. Thank you, the inclusive, respectful and generous People of Gibraltar, for welcoming us into your inspiring Community.
Thank you for making us feel so completely at home over the last four years. Thank you for the smiles, laughs and hugs. Most of all, thank you for your friendship; treasured friendship that we have been truly blessed to experience and will profoundly cherish for the rest of our lives. People of Gibraltar, our dearest of friends, as we prepare to leave your beautiful Rock, Lorraine and I wish you all future happiness and success that you so richly deserve. We have no doubt, and will always proudly champion, that Gibraltar will continue to be Gibraltar.”
We will miss you, Your Excellency. Haste ye back.