A Regiment of the British Army, defending Gibraltar since 1939, in all major theatres since 1969. Part of the Queen's Division of Infantry
28 April 1939
Light Role Infantry
The Barbarians have a pedigree of working in partnership with other nations forces. At home we provide the UK with a Forward Mounting base in the Mediterranean.
- Security of Gibraltar
- Dismounted Close-Combat
- Mentoring and Training
- Peace Support Operations
- Force Protection
- Band and Corps of Drums
Supporting the Royal Navy's presence in the Middle East.
- Partnering Moroccan Armed Forces
- Preparing Gambian UN Forces
Regulars and Reservists from Gibraltar and around the UK
Devil's Tower Camp - Gibraltar
The Rock of Gibraltar is an iconic British territory in the western Mediterranean.
The Genoese Guard defended Gibraltar against repeated sieges.
The Regiment's forebears deployed to the Egyptian and Sudanese campaigns under General Gordon.
The Gibraltar Volunteer Corps is formed in response to the outbreak of war in Europe.
The Gibraltar Defence Force mans anti-aircraft guns against the Italian and Vichy French bombers.
The Gibraltar Defence Force becomes the Gibraltar Regiment.
The Regiment evolves from artillery to infantry, the role it fulfils today.