His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has commemorated the 80th anniversary of the loss of Polish wartime leader General Władysław Sikorski.
On 4th July 1943, the Liberator Bomber carrying General Sikorski crashed into the sea immediately after take-off, killing 5 crew and 11 passengers, with its pilot as the sole survivor.
General Sikorski was Poland’s Prime Minister in exile during a time of war, and was a source of inspiration and a rallying point for the Polish people. Today’s commemorations pay tribute to him as a leader and to the values and principles he stood for, which unite us to this day: freedom, liberty and democracy.
CBF CANCER RELIEF CENTRE VISIT
Commodore of British Forces Gibraltar Tom Guy paid a visit to the Cancer Relief Centre at 5 S Barrack Rd, the invitation was a sign of gratitude from the charity, for the support the Ministry of Defence & its personnel has provided.
CBF was welcomed by Mrs. Karen Richards, the centre’s nurse, and members of the hospice outreach service and team.
For more than 30 years, the body has collaborated to offer the greatest calibre of care to our community.
AFPS in Gibraltar
The AFPS is run from within Parliament as a charitable incorporated organisation under the governance of the Charity Commission. Its purpose is the better education and information of parliamentarians from both the Commons and the Lords about the way of life of service people.
During their visit to Gibraltar, they were exposed the realities of living standards and training opportunities our young soldiers experience by visiting the Royal Gibraltar Regiment; Buffadero Training Centre and the Tunnels showed the versatility of the Land capability.
The highlight for this Naval focused visit naturally fell to the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. HMS Dagger and Cutlass deployed on Sovereignty Operations accompanied by the parliamentarians, who experienced the thrill of 40 knots around Europa Point.