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Junior Leaders Hold Last Training Camp Of 2019

Junior Leaders Hold Last Training Camp Of 2019

The island’s Junior Leaders marked their last training camp of the year with a weekend of battles with hi-tech laser rifles. The youngsters ended their year with Exercise Battle Royale – which combined fun for the festive season and their fieldcraft training over the year. Junior Leaders Private Tyzhae DeSilva, 15, a four-year veteran of the programme,... Read more of this article

Regiment Phone Lines ‘Currently Inoperable’

Regiment Phone Lines ‘Currently Inoperable’

The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] is advising that its phones lines at Warwick Camp are “currently inoperable.” “The RBR notes that technicians are working to restore the service,” a spokesperson said. “The public is encouraged to call the Duty Mobile at 335-8212 should they need to contact the RBR.” Related... Read more of this article

Sand Artwork Pays Tribute To Veterans

Sand Artwork Pays Tribute To Veterans

Hannah Emmerson paid tribute to veterans with a work of sand art created for The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition’s Facebook page. The piece, created on Horseshoe Bay Beach, features a number of poppies, with accompanying text saying ‘lest we forget.’ Ms. Emmerson said, “The piece was created as a tribute to our veterans. May we never... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2019 Remembrance Day Parade

Photos & Video: 2019 Remembrance Day Parade

[Updated with photos] Hundreds of people came out to honour war veterans and the fallen today [Nov 11] as the island marked Remembrance Day. The crowds lined Front Street near the Cenotaph at Cabinet Office as the small band of surviving veterans marched on parade alongside soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and its Band & Corps of Drums,... Read more of this article

Photos: Wreath Laying At The War Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laying At The War Memorial

Bermuda is marking Remembrance Day today, with dignitaries laying wreaths at the War Memorial on the Grounds of the Cabinet Office on Front Street, with the wreaths laid in advance of the Remembrance Day Parade. Bermuda joined nations around the world to mark the day, paying tribute to all of the island’s war veterans, with hundreds of Bermudians... Read more of this article

Governor And Regiment Join Poppy Appeal

Governor And Regiment Join Poppy Appeal

Governor John Rankin and members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment hit the streets of Hamilton this week to drum up donations for the annual Poppy Appeal for veterans and their families. Mr Rankin posted himself outside HSBC’s Harbourview branch on Front Street alongside his diplomatic driver, Corporal Dante Durham. The Governor said: “I’m always... Read more of this article

Premier Visits WWII Vet Randolph Hayward

Premier Visits WWII Vet Randolph Hayward

Premier David Burt today paid a visit to Randolph Hayward, who served with the Bermuda Contingent of the Caribbean Regiment during World War II, with the Premier noting that as ”we approach Remembrance Day, it is important that we celebrate these living links to our history.”A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt today... Read more of this article

Governor Buys First Poppy Of Annual Appeal

Governor Buys First Poppy Of Annual Appeal

Governor John Rankin today [Oct 25] launched the annual Poppy Appeal to raise funds for war veterans and their families. Mr Rankin bought the first poppy from Bermuda Legion welfare case worker Carol Everson and two woman veterans of World War Two, Isobel Flood, 94, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Betty Vincent, 93, who joined the Women’s... Read more of this article

Kremlin Files Shed New Light On Sub Disaster

Kremlin Files Shed New Light On Sub Disaster

The air of bleak Cold War irony which attended the incident now seems like something out of a John Le Carre novel. But the events which unfolded in the Atlantic ocean just north of Bermuda over those three days more than 30 years ago were only too real. On October 4, 1986 Ronald Reagan was at Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland. He... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Bernews hosted a News & Views panel discussion today [Oct 11], with Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service Divisional Officer Mark Taylor and Royal Bermuda Regiment Major Dwight Robinson discussing various aspects related to preparing for the approach of a hurricane and how their services respond during and after a storm.Strong winds swept across the... Read more of this article

RBR Soldiers Complete Two-Week UK Exercise

RBR Soldiers Complete Two-Week UK Exercise

[Updated with video] More than 100 soldiers returned home at the weekend after a tough two-week exercise in the UK designed to test their public order and internal security skills The Royal Bermuda Regiment troops were based at Lydd training camp in Kent, where they used realistic villages to hone their public order techniques against opposition proved... Read more of this article

New Book Chronicles Island’s Military History

New Book Chronicles Island’s Military History

The latest book by an international authority on military fortifications spotlights Bermuda’s role in the worldwide chain of military outposts which helped to create and sustain the British Empire. Britain’s Island Fortresses: Defence of the Empire 1756–1956 by Bill Clements, a retired Colonel with 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rangers, was... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Continue Training Overseas

Regiment Soldiers Continue Training Overseas

Bermuda’s soldiers today hit hi-tech British Army rifle ranges to hone their marksmanship skills. The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s public order and internal security specialist A Company took advantage of longer ranges and sophisticated moving targets at two army ranges as part of Exercise Active Shield. RBR soldiers hone their marksmanship on the British... Read more of this article