Historic Rosia Bay

By Lewis Stagnetto

After the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Nelson’s body was brought into Rosia Bay aboard his ship HMS Victory. Local legend has it that he was brought inside a barrel of brandy, a claim that the Royal Navy vehemently deny, and was quickly shipped back to London for his state funeral.

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Military Movements Review - August 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

With the temperature rising during the height of summer, military visits once again followed the thermometer here in Gibraltar during the hot, humid month of August with many old friends and one very rare visitor to treat the eagle-eyed enthusiast. 

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Military Movements Review - July 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

If last month was a busy one for military movements, then July rose to the challenge and gave us a month that provided a jam-packed period of a great many interesting sights on land, air and at sea.

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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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