Gibraltar Chronicle: "Mayor Lima Receives Prestigious Naval Honour"


"The Mayor of Gibraltar Tony Lima was appointed an honorary Commander Royal Naval Reserve of the UK yesterday during a ‘splice the mainbrace’ ceremony at the Naval Base celebrating the birth of Prince George.

Mr Lima’s appointment is the first made outside the United Kingdom and is a highly regarded honour seldom presented. He was the last Commanding Officer of the former HMS Calpe. The honour was on the recommendation of the first Sea Lord and then approved by The Queen."

Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801

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I noted the following:

"When asked about what this meant not just for him but for Gibraltar as well, he said,

“It is excellent news as it means that we can slowly start recruiting back into Royal Navy Reserve through Gibraltar itself.” "

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