Premier Visits Bermuda Regiment’s Recruit Camp

January 11, 2016

Earlier today [Jan 11] Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley visited Warwick Camp to assess the progress of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s 2016 recruits.

The Premier was accompanied by the Junior Minister of National Security Sen. Jeffrey Baron. Also attending this year’s recruit camp was Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson.

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A spokesperson said, “This year’s Royal Bermuda Regiment recruitment camp is the first all volunteer service, with some 66 individuals participating.

“Premier Dunkley had an opportunity to speak with the new recruits and was provided with an overview of this year’s two week training exercise from Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Michael Foster-Brown.

“This year’s recruit breakdown consists of 50 men and 16 women. Of the 66 recruits, six are Junior Leaders and 13 conscripted individuals chose to join as volunteers.”

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Following the visit, Premier Dunkley said, “I was very pleased to visit with this year’s recruits and was extremely encouraged by their level of enthusiasm.

“Having chatted with them for a bit, all seem to be adjusting to the recruitment camp environment, and I look forward to seeing them again at the Passing Out Parade in the next couple of weeks. On behalf of the Government I want to thank them for their commitment to serve their Country.”

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  1. Kangoocar says:

    It is awesome to see in the photos of these volunteers the smiles upon their faces, they are obviously happy with their choice of serving along with meeting OUR much respected premier!!!!

    • Coffee says:

      Top photo . Eight career soldiers … Average pay $120,000 each per annum … Do the math . Not cheap . The respect for a politician … Personal.

      • Kangoocar says:

        Yes the respect for a politician is personal, that is why I respect only politicians that look after our public purse, which Our PRESENT Premier does, the previous premiers from late 2012 and backwards, not so much??? And when it comes to the career soldiers, I say good for them!!! All nations should have people such as themselves that are willing to be prepared to protect their nations!!!

        • Coffee says:

          Aren’t you for a smaller government ? What do you know about the Premier who resigned ? Do you support he current Premiers decision to give the former a position in cabinet ?

          • Kangoocar says:

            Yes I am for a smaller government, but I do believe In a defense department ( because I am right leaning) cutting government waste such as the way overbloated CS, to numbers that actually would be sensible for a population our size is a must for me and I can tell you I rant about the lack of will of the OBA, to cut the CS cost, when it comes to Min Cannonier, I am still on the fence with that one??? All I can say is, I was the FIRST one on these comment sections blowing my stack, the moment that flying in a private jet nonsense was revealed, I said it then and I will say it now, that was the STUPIDIST thing any politician could have ever done, when you consider we were berating the plp for years on that type of behavior!!!!!

        • Wake up Bie says:

          You respected Craig…aka JetGATE….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL:)

      • DS says:

        That $120,000 figure is way off and misleading. You are referencing a mix pf part time and full time soldiers, all non-commissioned soldiers or warrant officers. Regiment pay is public information.

        • Coffee says:

          @DS.. That figure includes health and superannuation .

          @Triangle… As I said to you previously , it’ was one of your right leaning buddies Sam Donaldson who investigated the USNAS Bermuda and the same republicains under George H. Bush who ordered the only real military (defense)out of Bermuda .
          That’s when the true cost of actually running a Independant Bermuda became apparent .

          • serengeti says:

            So when you say “average pay”, you have no idea what you’re actually talking about.

            If you’re all into looking at people who resigned, what do you know about the PLP minister of government who resigned?

          • Kangoocar says:

            @coffee, I think you have totally lost it now?? First off, why are you referring to triangle?? He is not even on this thread!!! Secondly, Sam Donaldson is a well know left thinking DEMOCRAT nut job!!! He is not republican!!! The bases were closed because BILL CLINTON a DEMOCRAT! wanted them close, Not President George H Bush!!!! So, once again I ask, why do the vast majority of Bermudians support the democrats??? Let me give the real answer, they through ignorance, have NO CLUE why they actually do????

    • Person who knows a little says:

      Those smiles wont last long but at the end of the two weeks those smiles will come back knowing they made it through.

  2. COAT TALES says:

    See the little red baron back there poking his head up, didn’t think the premier be far from his bodyguard:)

  3. bluebird says:

    I think we had better have some onion in the coffee,might go dawn better.

  4. bluebird says:

    Bermuda will prosper despite your “NEGATIVE” attitudes.