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‘Golden Generation’ Complete 50th Recruit Camp

‘Golden Generation’ Complete 50th Recruit Camp

The Bermuda Regiment’s “golden generation” finished their two weeks in Recruit Camp at the weekend, with friends and families applauding as the 50th anniversary recruits showed off some of the skills they have learned during their basic training. Volunteer soldier Private LeeAnn Tucker was stunned when she was awarded the trophy for top recruit. The... Read more of this article

Regiment Recruits Hit Halfway Mark In Training

Regiment Recruits Hit Halfway Mark In Training

The Bermuda Regiment’s newest recruits yesterday [Jan 18]  enjoyed a day off at home – after a grueling five mile run on Saturday. The recruits took part in a drill competition on Saturday morning, followed by a five mile road race before a well-earned break. The recruits also watched a fieldcraft demonstration on South Shore put on by their instructors... Read more of this article

New Regiment Recruits Settle Into Training

New Regiment Recruits Settle Into Training

Bermuda Regiment soldiers participating in this year’s Recruit Camp prepared for their first time on the shooting range yesterday [ Jan 16] , with the rookie soldiers sitting their weapons test – designed to ensure they handle Regiment rifles safely. Volunteer Private Shaundray Gilbert said: “I’m looking forward to getting out on the... Read more of this article

Video: 115 New Soldiers Start Recruit Camp

Video: 115 New Soldiers Start Recruit Camp

A total of 115 new soldiers started the Bermuda Regiment Recruit Camp today [Jan 11], with the Regiment saying the 60-plus volunteers was a new record for the Regiment, and that almost two-thirds of the volunteers were women. Conscript Andre Lambe, a keen boxer, said he was fighting fit after two weeks at a boxing training camp in Florida. Private Lambe,... Read more of this article

Photos: 2015 Bermuda Regiment Camp Begins

Photos: 2015 Bermuda Regiment Camp Begins

[Updated] The 2015 Bermuda Regiment Recruit Camp got underway this morning [Jan 11], with young men and women waiting outside the gates of Warwick Camp for the 8.00am start. The start of the annual Recruit Camp tends to attract spectators each year, and this year was no different, with friends and family gathering to watch this morning’s proceedings. Over... Read more of this article

Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

On what would ultimately prove to be her final voyage, the Uruguayan vessel “Maldonado” sunk off the coast of Bermuda in 1942 after being attacked by a German sub, with some of the ship’s survivors brought to the island. At the time of the sinking, the “Maldonado” was captained by Mario Giambruno and had a crew of 49 Uruguayans. The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Honours Top Soldiers

Bermuda Regiment Honours Top Soldiers

The Bermuda Regiment’s top soldiers have been honoured in an-end-of-the-year list of outstanding performers. Lt Paolo Odoli was awarded Officer of the Year for leading the top platoon in this year’s Recruit Camp, stepping up a rank to acting Captain be second-in-command of a company during the annual overseas training exercise in Canada and for... Read more of this article

9 Colonels On Public Perceptions Of Regiment

9 Colonels On Public Perceptions Of Regiment

According to a recent poll, 76% of people said they support the need for The Bermuda Regiment, with residents aged 65 years and over more likely to support it, while residents aged 18-34 years were less likely to support it. The poll was released by a group consisting of nine former Commanding Officers of the Bermuda Regiment: Lt Col Michael Darling,... Read more of this article

“Bugle Call” For New Regiment Bandsmen

“Bugle Call” For New Regiment Bandsmen

Island musicians have a chance to sign up with the Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums as the Regiment is looking to recruit bandsmen on a special limited engagement – which will give them the chance to perform at major events at the country’s armed service celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Regiment Director of Music Major Dwight Robinson... Read more of this article

Lt Col Gibbons Named New New Defence Chair

Lt Col Gibbons Named New New Defence Chair

Government House today [Dec 16] announced that Governor George Fergusson has appointed Lt Col J David Gibbon as Chair of the Defence Board and Chair of the Promotions Board of the Bermuda Regiment with effect from 1 January 2015. Lt Col Gibbons will take up this role upon the retirement of the current Chair, Major Wendell Hollis on 31 December 2014. The... Read more of this article


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