Press release

Minister for Europe welcomes new Governor of Gibraltar

Minister for Europe has welcomed the swearing-in of the new Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant-General Edward Grant Martin Davis CB CBE


Lieutenant-General Edward Davis arrived in Gibraltar today onboard RFA Mounts Bay. Following a short welcome ceremony and 17-gun salute from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Lieutenant-General Davis took the oaths of allegiance and Execution of Office at a swearing-in ceremony at the Gibraltar Parliament.

Minister for Europe David Lidington said:

I am delighted to see Lieutenant-General Edward Davis take up his role as Governor of Gibraltar today. Lieutenant-General Davis will bring a wealth of experience to the position, and I look forward to working with him across a range of important issues.

The United Kingdom Government remains, and will continue to remain, committed to protecting and promoting Gibraltar’s interests, working closely with the Government of Gibraltar. I am sure Lieutenant-General Davis will make a vital contribution to our joint efforts.

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 19 January 2016