May 17 - Chief Of Staff Joint Forces Command Visits The Rock

Chief of Staff Joint Forces Command, Rear Admiral Tony Radakin, paid his first visit to British Forces Gibraltar today since assuming the post in January 2016.

As part of his familiarisation visit, Rear Admiral Radakin was given a tour of various elements of Command including RAF Gibraltar, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron and the Gibraltar Defence Police.

Rear Admiral Radakin also met with His Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Ed Davis and paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.

Rear Admiral Radakin said:

“I am delighted to be in Gibraltar today as part of my familiarisation visits to a number of our Permanent Joint Operating Bases in my capacity as Chief of Staff Joint Forces Command. The visit has given me the opportunity to meet some of the men and women serving within British Forces Gibraltar and I am particularly impressed by the strong working relationship between the military and civilian workforce, as well as the support of the Government of Gibraltar, who deliver winning effect to demonstrate sovereignty and maintain this important strategic base.”