GOVT ACKNOWLEDGES RGR EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN
The Government wishes to acknowledge the excellent service being carried out by members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in Afghanistan.
Several members of the Regiment are currently deployed in direct support to different British Army units in the war zones while others are carrying essential training commitments with the Afghan Armed Forces and the Afghan National Civil Order Police.
Additionally, the community learnt yesterday that ten members of the RG are undergoing special training with the Royal Anglians in preparation for future deployments to Afghanistan.
Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has expressed the Government’s satisfaction at the extraordinary and highly professional effort being carried out by members of the RG as part of the British Army’s commitment to restore democracy and peace in the troubled areas of Afghanistan. Mr Picardo said: “As usual, the Regiment continue to make Gibraltar proud in every one of their endeavors – doing so much more than the brilliant public duties we enjoy seeing them perform at official functions. They do represent the very best of Gibraltar.