The Royal Gibraltar Regiment


A Regiment of the British Army, defending Gibraltar since 1939, in all major theatres since 1969. Part of the Queen's Division of Infantry

Facts & Figures


Active from

28 April 1939



Light Role Infantry



Defence Engagement

Our Skills

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
  • Linguists

Current Deployment


Supporting the Royal Navy's presence in the Middle East.

Past deployments:

  • Partnering Moroccan Armed Forces
  • Preparing Gambian UN Forces

Our People

Regulars and Reservists from Gibraltar and around the UK

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LCpl Tal William Lamb, Physical Training Instructor
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Pte Kyle Davis, Army Hockey champion
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Cpl Ruth Fortuna, RG Band musician

Our Location

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Devil's Tower Camp - Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar is an iconic British territory in the western Mediterranean.


Regiment timeline

  1. 1720

    The Genoese Guard defended Gibraltar against repeated sieges.

  2. 1882-1885

    The Regiment's forebears deployed to the Egyptian and Sudanese campaigns under General Gordon.

  3. 1915

    The Gibraltar Volunteer Corps is formed in response to the outbreak of war in Europe.

  4. 1939-45

    The Gibraltar Defence Force mans anti-aircraft guns against the Italian and Vichy French bombers.

  5. 1958

    The Gibraltar Defence Force becomes the Gibraltar Regiment.

  6. 1991

    The Regiment evolves from artillery to infantry, the role it fulfils today.