Mar 25 - First Monarch Flight from Birmingham Celebrated

birmingham flightMonarch’s Inaugural flight from Birmingham to Gibraltar was met by Minister for Tourism Neil Costa, along with members of the Tourist Board, including Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino and the Re-Enactment Society, on Saturday morning.

The flight is set to operate between Gibraltar and Birmingham on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays up until the end of April when it will run Sundays instead of Saturdays.

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Mar 25 - Gibraltar Regiment Soldier Awarded Mention-in-Despatches

liam downsAs a reward for his notable acts of courage whilst serving on an operational tour in Afghanistan last year, Pte Liam Downs of the Gibraltar Regiment has been awarded a ‘Mentioned-in-Despatches’ (MID).

When a soldier is ‘Mentioned-in-Despatches’ his name appears in an official report written by a senior commander to his superiors, detailing the conduct of a military operation and describes a soldier's gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Mar 22 - MOD Chief Fire Officer Retires

mod fire chief retiresMOD Chief Fire Officer Alec Button retired yesterday, after 36 years service. Mr. Button joined the Admiralty Fire Service in 1977 working in Dock Yard with specialist fire training for ships. The Defence Fire Service was created in the early 90’s and relocated to the airfield. The Admiralty Fire Service were then given conversion training from ships to aircraft.

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Mar 22 - Storms Return Catalan Bay Sand Back to Normal

catalan bayAccording to Government reports, the results of the analyses undertaken on the dust problem at Catalan Bay confirm that the issue originates from the use of dredged sand following the beach replenishment work undertaken by the previous administration.

Samples of sand have been taken at different depths in various locations throughout the winter period and these indicate a very significant reduction in the amounts of fine particles, which is the portion that becomes airborne and caused the dust clouds experienced last year.

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