HMS Scimitar (P284)

HMS Scimitar and her sister Ship HMS Sabre form the core of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. 

HMS Scimitar (P284) is currently on deployment

Gibraltar Squadron


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Gibraltar Squadron's Role

Operating from HM Naval Base Gibraltar the two Scimitar-class patrol boats, 26 personnel, and three Pacific 24 rigid-hulled inflatable boats are an efficient and effective unit. 

The role of RNGS is to demonstrate UK sovereignty of Gibraltar by conducting maritime security patrols within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and to provide Force Protection to visiting warships, submarines and auxiliaries. A small unit at very high readiness Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron performs a broad array of tasks in a dense shipping environment around one of the worlds key maritime strategic chokepoints.

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant James Young

Lieutenant James Young attended Britannia Royal Naval College in September 2012. He has deployed to the Baltic Sea and navigated through the Panama Canal and across the South Pacific Ocean.


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