Gibraltar UK warships

Gibraltar UK warships

Send us gunboats is the headline in the Express on 21st July 13, as Fabian Picardo calls for a greater presence of UK navy to protect Gibraltar, after the jetski incident.

Fabian Picardo in Casemates 29th June 2013, exclusive photo property of Gibraltar Tourism.

Fabian Picardo in Casemates 29th June 2013, exclusive photo property of Gibraltar Tourism.

As gibraltar-tourism.com rightly predicted in a previous article Mediterranean war – Gibraltar the call for an increase in UK military presence was inevitable, but what is the real reason behind it?

It will be interesting to see any official response from David Cameron to Mr Picardo’s plea in the days to come.  Either the UK will offer vocal support and sympathy and nothing else, or they will indeed send support, but if the latter will it be for protection of Gibraltarians against neighbouring and EU Spain, or will there be another subject on the adjenda?  Perhaps Russia, Syria, Cyprus …

At the same moment in time the Royal Navy takes receipt of the new Merlin helicopter fleet.  Interesting times.

Merlin

 

John Middleton – gibraltartourism@europe.com