Military Movements Review - June 2021

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

Due to the elevated emotions surrounding the apparent last-minute cancellation of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s call in our waters I felt it best to forgo an article for May. That being said the month of June has surpassed anything I have ever witnessed in Gibraltar for many a decade in terms of variety and pace of military visits. This article will therefore be a bit longer than usual and long may that continue!

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Military Movements Review - April

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

April 2021 will go down in local history as the month in which our relevance to British defence affairs took a quantum leap. It was a case of quality beating quantity as the only Royal Navy visit of a very quiet month served to change things for the better here in the long term. By contrast RAF Gibraltar was once again a very busy place during the past 30 days.

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Military Movements Review - March

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

Although March once again proved a barren period for visits at sea, this was more than made up for by the sights on land and in the air making it a memorable month whereby we were treated to old friends and some very traditional sights.

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Military Movements Review - February

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

As the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic thankfully began to ease during the month of February, a relatively quiet month for military movements was had. Once again however, it was to be the quality of the visits as opposed to the quantity which helped to make it an interesting and not altogether run of the mill period.

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Military Movements Review: January 2021

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Sanchez

It is said that during the darkest of times you find friends that will always be there for you and in this most challenging of months for Gibraltar that was certainly the case thanks to the Royal Air Force and MoD Gibraltar at large. I dedicate this blog to them with immense personal thanks.

In a month that saw the continuing rise of COVID cases and sadly a number of fatalities across our society there was little cheer to be had but the hope that the much-anticipated vaccines would be round the corner turned into a reality as shall be seen and the logistics of this were thanks to military movements. 

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