The Borders and Coastguard Agency (BCA) has, since the turn of the year, run 3 separate Recruit Schools over a period of 5 months. Each training school has consisted of a 6 week programme which was designed to cover a wide range of issues to prepare the recruits for life as a Borders and Coastguard Officer.

The topics, ably covered by Andrew Victor, Michael Baldacchino and William Recagno of the Borders and Coastguard Training Department have included courses on a Department of Transport (DofT) approved Aviation Ground Security Operative and Immigration. The recruits have also been tasked with on the job training in order to be exposed to what will be their daily duties once their training was successfully completed. Each training course was conducted primarily at Bleak House, with other lectures taking place at the BCA Headquarters.

Andrew Bonfante, CEO of the Borders and Coastguard Agency has expressed his delight at each recruitment campaign stating that all new recruits have shown a willingness to learn in order to form part of the Agency. “We must remember the important role each and every Officer has in assuring the safety of Gibraltar. I am pleased we can now count on a further 21 extremely well trained individuals to complement our current professional Officers.

Recruit School 01/16 Top Row (L to R) BCO 185 Rene Santos, BCO 108 Brian Brosco, BCO 186 Daniel Valerga, BCO 114 Adrian Edwards, BCO 184 Sean Caulfield, BCO 183 Ian Bensusan. Bottom Row (L to R) William Recagno, Andrew Victor, Andrew Bonfante (Eligio Porter, Operations Manager at GATL), BCO 191Nicholas Gaiviso, BCO 117 Darren Torres, BCO 106 Richard Hook.


Recruit School 02/16 (L to R) BCO 188 Liana Borg, Andrew Victor, BCO 116 Aislinn Patterson, BCO 187 Stephanie Martinez, Andrew Bonfante, BCO 189 Kyrelle Revagliatte, William Recagno, BCO 190 Ayshea Avellano.

Recruit School 03/16 Top Row (L to R) BCO 195 Hanaa Baba Alkorrichi, BCO 192 Leanne Galliano, BCO 193 Giselle Golt, BCO 173 Elaine Prescott. Bottom Row (L to R) BCO 196 Geraldine Rose, BCO 119 Nadine Gaiviso, Andrew Bonfante, BCO 194 Kimberley Reading, William Recagno.