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Gibraltar is small and we rely on the local companies to carry out their training with us and not with the competitors. Unlike the competitors, this is a charitable and voluntary organisation and we rely on the income in order to continue the voluntary work and be able to cover public duties in Gibraltar.
SO PLEASE DO YOUR TRAINING WITH US! We give you free malpractice insurance for public places if you do!
The Order of St John’s links with Gibraltar can be traced as far back as the sixteenth century. The Order owned land in Gibraltar on which it erected a church. Its grounds also included a cemetery, which was the burial place of the Knights and other members of the Order.
In the sixteenth century, the Order was one of the greatest naval powers in the Mediterranean. The historical predecessors of the Order, namely the Tongue of England, one of the national branches into which the international Order was divided in medieval times, was abolished during the Reformation, although Titular Grand Priors of England continued to be appointed in Malta, then the headquarters of the Order.
In Britain, it did not resume effective existence until the revival of the Grand Priory in 1831, and in the year 1888 the Order of St John of Jerusalem was incorporated by Royal Charter by Queen Victoria. In 1883, only six years after the foundation of the St John Ambulance Association in England, and five years before the incorporation of the Order, Lady Brassey started the Gibraltar Centre of the St John Ambulance Association.