His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD received the salute from the Royal Engineer’s Association on Saturday 21st May 2022.
The Royal Engineer’s Association (RAE) were celebrating 50 years since being granted the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar by The Mayor’s Office, which coincided with their 250th Anniversary since raising the first permanent Artificer Company.
Saturday afternoon saw members of the public line Main Street to witness the parade. Serving Royal Engineers, Royal Engineer’s Association, the Nottinghamshire Band of Royal Engineers, members of the Band and Corps of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Gibraltar Band and Drums Association marched from Casemates to the Sapper Statue.
As they passed in front of Parliament, His Worship the Mayor received the salute, with Governor of Gibraltar, His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL, the Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP and Commander British Forces, Commodore Steve Dainton.
His Worship was delighted to be involved in the historic moment when the Association exercised their Freedom of the City.