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        Sabre

        HMS Sabre

        HMS Scimitar and her sister Ship HMS Sabre form the core of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. Operating from HM Naval Base Gibraltar the two Scimitar-class patrol boats, 21 personnel, and three Pacific rigid-hulled inflatable boats are an efficient and effective unit. The role of RNGS is to provide Force Protection to visiting coalition warships, conduct maritime security patrols within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and support a variety of operations within the Joint Operating Area. A small unit at high readiness Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron performs a broad array of tasks in a dense shipping environment.

        HMS Sabre

        COMMANDING OFFICER

        Ollie Hucker

        Ollie Hucker
        RANK:
        Lieutenant
        JOINED:
        2001
        SPECIALISATION:
        Warfare
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        HMS Brocklesby, Exeter.
        Military experience

        After joining the Royal Navy as a Midshipman (Naval College Entry) in 2001, Lieutenant Hucker completed Common Fleet Time in HMS Cumberland and Specialist Fleet Time in HMS Brocklesby, including service in the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

        After rehabilitating from a serious knee injury sustained at the annual Army Navy rugby match he went back to sea serving as OOW3 in HMS Exeter. During this period the ship deployed to Norway, the Mediterranean and West Africa tasked to conduct MSO and various multi-national exercises, as well as being the escort to one of the UK carriers.

        In early 2007, he completed ICSC(M) and then joined the Naval Staff in Whitehall as the Flag Lieutenant to the First Sea Lord and Admiralty Board. An appointment that gave a rare insight into the dynamics of the upper echelons of Defence.

        Leaving the Ministry of Defence, on the supersession of 1SL in July 2009, he returned to mainstream warfare, successfully completing Preliminary and Fleet Navigating Officers’ Courses before joining HMS Cornwall as the Navigating Officer.

        During this appointment the ship conducted a busy UK running programme, BOST and subsequently deployed on Operation Calash as the Command Platform to the embarked Pakistani CTF 151 Battle Staff, conducting Counter Piracy Operations East of Suez.

        Bringing the final Type 22 into Devonport for the very last time, under the White Ensign, he then assisted in the Decommissioning and Disposal process before joining the Navigational Training Unit at MWS Collingwood as a Navigational instructor, teaching the Initial Warfare Officers, pre and post their Specialist Fleet Time.

        During this appointment Lieutenant Hucker was selected for Command and subsequently joined as the Commanding Officer of HMS Sabre in June 2012.


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        Gibraltar Squadron

        CURRENT STATUS: active
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        MISSION SUMMARY

        Provide force protection and security to Gibraltar's maritime environment, enforce and assert the sovereign integrity of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, whilst contributing to the overall defence effort

        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        P285

        Displacement

        24tonnes

        Complement

        5personnel

        Length

        15.9Metres

        Beam

        4.4metres

        Draught

        1.2metres

        Top Speed

        32knots

        Range (Nautical)

        260nautical miles

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        HMS Sabre HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Sabre
        • Ship Launch

          Launched on 23 September 1918 and commissioned on 9 November of the same year, H18 or HMS Sabre was an Admiralty S-class destroyer built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd in Glasgow and completed by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co (Govan, Scotland).

        • Battle History

          She assisted in the evacuation of British and other forces from Dunkirk in May 1940, but was damaged in air attacks a month later in June.

        • Battle History

          She was quickly repaired and modified as an escort, picking up survivors from the merchant ship Cardita that was sunk by German submarine U-87 in January 1942.

        • Ship History

          She was sold to be broken up for scrap in November By the late 1960s the Royal Navy required a vessel to be used in the training role to give the Fleet more experience of the capabilities of fast, modern attack craft which were becoming available to potential enemies. P275 – HMS Sabre – was launched in 1969 and formed one third of the Fast Training Boat Squadron based at Portland along with her sister ships HMS Cutlass and HMS Scimitar.

        • Ship History

          As a Fast Training Craft, Sabre was mainly employed in exercises and simulations with the fleet, in order for surface vessels and aircraft to gain experience and develop tactics in combating enemy Fast Patrol Craft. Sabre attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review. She was sold in 1983, refitted and later resold to a Greek buyer and renamed El Condor.

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