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1st July 2022, 17:41

Commander British Forces Gibraltar Commodore Steve Dainton bids farewell to The Tower & HM Naval Base

After two years as Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Steve Dainton bade farewell to The Tower and Her Majesty’s Naval base on Friday.

During his time in Gibraltar, Commodore Dainton led British Forces Gibraltar during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as being committed to contingency plans surrounding ongoing EU exit negotiations. He also championed the development of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s new maritime capability.

Commodore Dainton returns to the United Kingdom to take up his promotion to Rear Admiral. He left The Tower aboard patrol boat HMS Cutlass with his wife, Caroline, waved off by staff.