Let's start again. The Gibraltar Flotilla is a joke. What on earth is it for? What purpose does it serve? To curtail the Spanish Navy ? To protect British Mercantile shipping from pirate attack? No[--But as a British Military saluting base for the Governor General ( Ostritch feathers alone costs Â£220.00 ) His dress uniform over Â£823.00 to take the salute this coming Remembrance Sunday. What purpose is it serving?