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The Gibraltar Connection – in person (Event from 2023)


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Hornet Services Sailing Club, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AQ

Gosport and Gibraltar have been linked together for centuries, dating back to the 1704 Siege of Gibraltar! And beyond our strong British military link, we have other similarities. The speakers will unravel the connections…

In this fascinating illustrated talk by ‘The Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society’, you’ll be welcomed with a brief look at Gib’s history and heritage, followed by an exploration of the naval connections between us in the distant and more recent past.

Maybe YOU are part of those connections if you were based on ‘The Rock’ at some point in your military service. Perhaps you waved from Gosport as British troops and supplies left the harbour bound for Gibraltar, and onward to conflicts such as the Falklands War…

The military connections between Gosport and Gibraltar are strong and enduring. The two places are important strategic assets for the British military, and they will continue to be linked together for many years to come.

This talk will appeal to historians and those with a personal or general interest alike.

*Intro by Len Goss of The Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society, followed by acclaimed military history speaker, Rupert Hague-Holmes. Both Speakers will be in the Bar after the event should you wish to have an informal chat with them. Hornet offers a full range of refreshments and food.

Duration 90 minutes

Event Times

Thursday 14 September: 1830

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.

Assisted Booking Telephone: 023 9217 7392 or 07849 399 823
Booking opens: 26 August 2023 09:30
Booking closes: 8 September 2023 17:00


Wheel chair accesible toilets Service dogs welcome Accesible parking parking Mobility impaired refreshments Toilets



Wheelchair access from rear of the building. Please identify on booking if you are a Blue Badge holder.

Additional Information

This is a secure site so must be booked, giving names for ALL people and car registration. Photo ID will be required on arrival at the Security Gate.

Organised by

The Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society


Turn off Haslar Road at the foot of the bridge, close to Submarine Museum.