IN a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on October 1, it was announced that the new Governor of Gibraltar would be former Royal Marine Lieutenant General Edward (Ed) Davis CB CBE.
He comes with a very impressive record, which includes having been Deputy Commander of NATO forces in Turkey, Commandant General of the Royal Marines and UK Amphibious Forces, and between 2007 and 2010, he was Chief of Staff of UK Special Forces.
The new governor will not take up his position until early 2016 and as previously forecast by Euro Weekly News, Deputy Governor Alison MacMillan will assume the functions of the governor until his arrival.
The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, said: “I am delighted at the news of Lieutenant
General Davis’ appointment by Her Majesty as the next Governor and Commander in Chief of Gibraltar.
“Like many others I am proud of the long history that Gibraltar has enjoyed with the Royal Marines. I have no doubt that the whole of Gibraltar will be very happy with this appointment and will join me in welcoming Lieutenant General Davis and his wife to the rock in January.”