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HMS Sabre & HMS Scimitar, Gibraltar Squadron

Welcome to the Gibraltar Squadron. It is the only resident sea-going Royal Naval unit in Gibraltar. An operational front line squadron currently consisting of two 16 metre Patrol launches and 3 Arctic 6.5 metre Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), manned by a team of 19 personnel.

Based in a purpose built headquarters in Gibraltar, the Squadron is operational throughout the year in order to meet its directive from Commander British Forces Gibraltar, with particular regard to the security and integrity of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters ( BGTW). Uniquely for the Royal Navy, the Squadron is permanently assigned to the Operational Command of Commander Joint Operations.

Mission statement: "To contribute to the maritime defence and security of Gibraltar and, where necessary, the prosecution of offensive maritime operations in order to allow BFG to support military ops as directed by HMG."
 
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