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Saturday: Royal Bermuda Regiment Open House

Saturday: Royal Bermuda Regiment Open House

The Royal Bermuda Regiment is to host an open house on Saturday [October 1]. Members of the public will get the chance to visit Warwick Camp, talk to soldiers about their roles and responsibilities and check out the kit and equipment used by different arms of the island’s defence force. RBR Adjutant Captain Duncan Simons said: “The open house is... Read more of this article

TS Karl: Bermuda Regiment Partially Embodied

TS Karl: Bermuda Regiment Partially Embodied

As Tropical Storm Karl approaches the island, the Royal Bermuda Regiment confirmed that they have been partially embodied [65 people total] and said that “those embodied will be notified through their chain of command.” In addition, the Royal Bermuda Regiment Open House event scheduled for tomorrow [Sept 24] at 2.00pm has been postponed... Read more of this article

Junior Leaders Hold Fundraising Car Wash

Junior Leaders Hold Fundraising Car Wash

Junior Leaders washed around 20 vehicles at the weekend as part of a fund-raising drive for the school age branch of the island’s military. A total of 24 Junior Leaders washed cars, bikes and trucks on Saturday to mark the half-way mark of their annual two week camp, helped by parents and supporters. Junior Leaders Corporal Shi-shun Burgess, 15, said:... Read more of this article

Reflecting On The Start Of WW1 Battle Of Somme

Reflecting On The Start Of WW1 Battle Of Somme

[Written by Larry Burchall] The WW1 Battle of the Somme, began exactly one hundred years ago on 1st July 1916. It still ranks as the worst day in the history of the British Army. The battle itself continued until November 1916, when, after having caused over a million casualties amongst the attacking British Empire forces, the French forces, and the... Read more of this article

BPS: 28-Year-Old Man Stabbed At Warwick Camp

BPS: 28-Year-Old Man Stabbed At Warwick Camp

[Updated] A 28-year-old man is listed in serious condition in the ICU following a stabbing early yesterday, and the police initially said it took place in Warwick, however today the police said details “are emerging that suggest the incident took place at Warwick Camp in the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s Corporal’s Mess.” A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Ladies Drill & Rifle Team Ready For Parade

Ladies Drill & Rifle Team Ready For Parade

A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to take part at the annual Bermuda Day parade. Run by RBR Sergeant Debbie Symons, the 25-strong Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team will take second spot in the line-up for the annual extravaganza. And Sgt Symons said the third year of marching for the team would see some... Read more of this article

Photos: Canadian Navy Vessels Visit St George’s

Photos: Canadian Navy Vessels Visit St George’s

Two vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy are currently visiting the island and can be seen berthed at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s. The Royal Canadian Navy website says, “The Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels [MCDVs] are multi-role minor war vessels with a primary mission of coastal surveillance and patrol including... Read more of this article

70+ Runners Turn Out For Regiment Run

70+ Runners Turn Out For Regiment Run

More than 70 runners yesterday [May 15] turned out for Royal Bermuda Regiment charity run around St George’s. Adult runners joined younger ones as well as walkers for the RBR Charity Breakfast Run, aimed at raising cash for cancer care charity PALS. Sergeant Major James Self, co-director of the event, said: “It went really well – we changed the... Read more of this article

Regiment To Host A Charity 10K Run On Sunday

Regiment To Host A Charity 10K Run On Sunday

The Royal Bermuda Regiment will this weekend host a charity 10k run around historic St George’s. And – for the first time – the event will be used to raise funds for good causes, with cancer care charity PALS the first beneficiary. RBR orderly room clerk Corporal Chris Matvey, joint race director with Sergeant Major James Self, said the annual... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Return Home From Jamaica

Regiment Soldiers Return Home From Jamaica

Bermuda’s soldiers returned home at the weekend after two weeks of tough training in the jungle of Jamaica. And the theory was put into practice in a large-scale final exercise at the end of last week, which involved battle tactics and fording a river. Welcome home: Sgt Maj Luis Pereira is greeted by daughter Sophie at the airport after two weeks... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Regiment Trains In Jamaica

Photos: Bermuda Regiment Trains In Jamaica

More than 200 troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] recently took part in two weeks of intensive training in Jamaica, taking part in a number of activities while visiting the island. The soldiers, together with officers from the Bermuda Police Service and St John Ambulance personnel, settled into the unfamiliar surroundings last month. While... Read more of this article

Final Camp For 30-Year Regiment Veteran

Final Camp For 30-Year Regiment Veteran

The RBR’s overseas camp in Jamaica is the last post for veteran Sergeant Major Arnold Allen. For the initially reluctant soldier, the trip marks the end of a Regiment career spanning more than three decades. But Sgt Maj. Allen, 58, a senior NCO with the Regimental Police, will keep part of his title – because when he returns he will take up a full-time... Read more of this article

RBR Soldiers Ride The Rio Grande In Jamaica

RBR Soldiers Ride The Rio Grande In Jamaica

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers enjoyed a morning out on the water today [May 3] to experience a raft-up – Jamaican style. Troops from Support Company took a break from tough training in the heat, mud and mosquitoes of the Jamaican jungle to enjoy a raft trip on the Rio Grande river. Lance Corporal Sandy Benevides, a storeman in Quartermasters’... Read more of this article