The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] will tonight [Thurs] sign up its latest recruits – the first to join the service under its new title.
The enlistment night at Warwick Camp follows a successful open house at the RBR’s Warwick Camp last month.
RBR Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown said, “It’s the second enlistment night for people who have previously expressed an interest or been called up.”
But he added anyone else keen to serve their country is welcome to come along to find out more about the rewards of service, as well as to talk to serving soldiers and volunteers and conscripts set to go through Recruit Camp in January next year.
Col Foster-Brown said, “There may be some people who are unsure about serving – and if so they should visit from 6pm on Thursday, or call anytime, to find out more.”
“One aspect which surprises many is that the commitment is only about 3 months over 3 years – one of which is abroad – and for which the pay is nearly $15,000.”
He added that Hurricane Joaquin – which saw around 120 troops mobilised and Immediate Response Teams out in the storm’s aftermath helping to clear routes for emergency vehicles and the public – had once again highlighted the important role the RBR plays in Bermuda life.
Specialist troops like drivers, medics, chefs, signallers and the Boat Troop were also called up for hurricane duty.
Col Foster-Brown said, “It’s just one more example of the utility and value of the Regiment, and for soldiers, as well as the personal rewards of service and good pay, it’s about helping people in a meaningful way.”
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