May 15 - Museum Open Day 2013

textOn Saturday 18th May, between 10am and 6pm, the Gibraltar Museum will once again join museums all over the world in marking International Museums Day, by holding its own Museum Open Day.

The international theme this year is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change” and we will explore how different cultures that have lived in Gibraltar have created and adapted to changes.

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May 15 - Another Navy Vessel in the Bay

hms ledburyThe fifth Royal Navy vessel to visit Gibraltar in the past fortnight Minehunter HMS Ledbury has sailed into the Naval Base today on a short visit to top up on supplies before heading into the Mediterranean. The vessel left Portsmouth last week on a four month NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2. The group works throughout the year defending sea routes from the threat of underwater mines. They also carry out joint training exercises.

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May 15 - Wii Fit for Hospital Physiotherapy Department

rgp wii donationThe RGP Charity committee yesterday donated a Nintendo Wii and a Wii Fit Plus to the Physiotherapy Department at St. Bernard’s Hospital.

The devices were presented by Commissioner Eddie Yome and Charity Committee member Inspector William Gomez and received by Caroline Abrines, Physiotherapy Services Manager and Gail Carreras, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist. They were accompanied by Kyle and Michelle Porro, aged eight who look forward to making use of the donated equipment in due course.

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May 15 HQBF - Welcome Home Boys

HQBF Royal Gibraltar RegimentSoldiers from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment returned home yesterday following a month long exercise in the UK.

The exercise know as Jebel Tarik is held annually in Brecon, Wales and is a mandated training camp which qualifies both Regular and TA Soldiers on all weapon systems.  The exercise conducts live firing training but there is also plenty of conventional dry training using blank ammunition.

Major David King was the officer in charge of the exercise was pleased with how well the exercise went but more so that morale remained high throughout.

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