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US submarine docks in Gibraltar as British minister underlines Rock’s ‘inescapable’ military value

The US Navy Ohio-class submarine USS Rhode Island is pictured ariving in Gibraltar on Tuesday. Photo by David Parody. London reception photos below by Johnny Bugeja.

A UK minister this week underlined Gibraltar’s “inescapable” military value in a volatile world, signalling too the close attention that the Ministry of Defence is paying to the ongoing UK/EU treaty negotiation as he stressed “there will be no compromise” on sovereignty. James Heappey, the UK Minister for Armed Forces and Veterans, was speaking at...

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