Were You In The Bermuda Regiment In 1965?

April 18, 2015

The Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary [BR50] Committee is appealing to the public to assist in their efforts to re-create the initial nominal roll of the Bermuda Regiment by providing the names of any soldiers who were a part of the newly formed body upon the September 1, 1965 amalgamation of the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Rifles.

A spokesperson said, “Anyone with relevant information on this first combined body of the Bermuda Regiment are asked to contact the BR50 Committee at br50@gov.bm or via telephone, [441] 238-3880, to provide the soldier’s first and last names, and wherever possible, their rank or appointment, a brief service history and current contact details if the individual is still living.

“The scan of the programme [below] from the Presentation of Colours in November 1965, gives the names of a few senior ranks, yet there are many other ranks we wish to track down.

“Persons who fall in to this special “Class of 1965” and register with the BR50 Committee, will be invited to join in various recognition events, the first taking place after the Peppercorn Ceremony on Wednesday April 22 at 1145hrs.

“The Class of 1965 will join current serving soldiers for food and refreshments at the Royal Artillery Association, celebrating the Regiment’s 50 years and their service contribution.”

“For more information on the Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary celebrations, please visit our website and follow us on social media, or contact Captain Mark A Lavery, Special Projects Officer to the Bermuda Regiment.”

Scan of the programme from the Presentation of Colours in November 1965

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  1. I ACTUALLY VOLUNTAIRED IN THE 60.S BUT DUE TO MY HEFTY SIZE @ THE TIME I WAS TURNED DOWN THEY SAID THAT I WOULD MESS UP THE CLOTH & FOOD BUDGET NOW ANY SIZE GETS IN YOU HAD GUYS LIKE DR,KING THE INSPECTIONS WHERE @ ADMIRALLTY HOUSE .YOU WAS EITHER FAT OR TO SHORT.NEVER MADE IT.

  2. oldsoldier says:

    There was old part one orders in BHQ for years from 1965. Look in your filing cabinets.

  3. Mrs. Slocombe says:

    I don’t recall what Mr. Burgess said but I do recall that my partner (at the time) couldn’t take my cat with him to camp.

  4. A.Strowger says:

    I was part of the presentation of the colours for the new Regiment Larry Burchell and myself were Princess Margerat’s escort. The other thing I remember clearly is today is the anniversary of the riots at the electric light company. Alvin Strowger Sgt. number 2081