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1st July 2020, 16:04

​Gibraltar's new Commander British Forces will be Commodore Steve Dainton

Gibraltar's new Commander British Forces will be Commodore Steve Dainton.

Commodore Dainton joined the Royal Navy in 1987, and has taken part in a number of operations in the Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf, including evacuating civilians from Beirut and Benghazi. His time in command of HMS Cumberland, involved in operations off Libya, saw him awarded a CBE. Commodore Dainton has also commanded HMS Collingwood, the Navy's largest training establishment.

He was promoted to Commodore in 2015, and in 2017 took over as UK Maritime Component Commander, where he was responsible for the delivery of counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Eastern Mediterranean and western Indian Ocean.

Commodore Dainton will take over from the current CBF, Commodore Tim Henry, on the 14th of this month.