Gib Chronicle: "UK must defend Gib waters"

Discussion in 'Bases / Shore Est' started by soleil, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. Failing to defend the area does have further ramifications. We sent the wrong message in 1982 look where that got us. Furthermore just post Falklands 1982/1983 we were off Gib on Brilliant when the Spanish Navy held a large exercise off Gibraltar. We had to take precautions way back then. Definately a case for gunboat diplomacy.
  2. I agree wholeheartedly with the article .the rock should stay soveriegn territory and be defended if necessary by us
  3. Gibraltar controls the Med strategically, simplez

  4. Remember that well.Saw them out of the Caleta Palace window ( being a sundodger ) and I seem to remember Invincible/Illustrious steaming through them with a couple of Harriers in the air to get into port. Poxy ships they had as well, lots of ex-USN Hobarts and the like.

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