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J. Vitor Tossini
Gibraltar came under British rule during the War of the Spanish Succession, after many attempts to retake the rock were made, it remained the only British stronghold on mainland Europe.
The UK’s emergency response committee only convenes to handle potentially disruptive or significant matters. This makes the decision to hold a COBR meeting reserved to a few events of national relevance.
Diego Garcia is one of the last British footholds ‘East of Suez’ and the last British possession in the Indian Ocean.
Ascension has a long military history under the Union Flag, being crucial for many military operations since the nineteenth century, including the Royal Navy’s campaign against the slave trade and in the Falklands War.
While there are new talks concerning the future of the British military personnel in Germany, the permanent contingent is due to have left the country by 2020 after decades of continued presence.
Covering not even 100 square miles, the two bases on Cyprus are vital to British military capabilities in the Mediterranean, Middle East and beyond.
The unfortunate disappearance of the Argentine submarine displayed a rare co-operation between Britain and Argentina. The episode witnessed the two countries overcoming their differences and working together for the first time in years.
After the closure of the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize, the UK reopened its installations in Belize and is increasing its training exercises in the Central American country.
Britain is consolidating a new support facility in the Sultanate of Oman, a historic British ally and partner. Alongside HMS Juffair, the Duqm Port facility is set to enhance Britain’s military capabilities in the Middle East and wider Indian Ocean.