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Queen Awards “Royal” Title To Regiment

Queen Awards “Royal” Title To Regiment

Her Majesty The Queen has awarded the title ‘Royal’ to the Bermuda Regiment with effect from today — the 50th Anniversary of its amalgamation — and the Regiment will now be known as the Royal Bermuda Regiment. Speaking today at Warwick Camp, Governor George Fergusson said, “This is terrific news. This is a real honour and mark of recognition... Read more of this article

Column: Recalling Militia & Rifles Amalgamation

Column: Recalling Militia & Rifles Amalgamation

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] On September 1st 1965, when the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Rifles amalgamated, I was there. Well, not actually in Warwick camp in uniform. But on that day, I was – or had been – a Corporal in the all-black Bermuda Militia Artillery. The actual passing of daylight hours meant little as... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Celebrates 50 Years Today

Bermuda Regiment Celebrates 50 Years Today

The Bermuda Regiment today celebrates its 50th birthday, as September 1 marks the day the Island’s modern armed service was created out of the Bermuda Militia Artillery [BMA] and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC]. And Regiment Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown said the Regiment would continue to have its sights fixed on the future... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Alumni Band Concert

Bermuda Regiment Alumni Band Concert

On Wednesday night the final rehearsal for the Bermuda Regiment Alumni Band concert was held at Warwick Camp. A spokesperson said, “The public can expect to see close to forty former members of the Bermuda Regiment Band perform in concert on Sunday, August 30th at Victoria Park at 4:00 P.M. “Retired Majors Leslie Lowe and Barrett Dill will... Read more of this article

Regiment Alumni Band “Give Back” Concert

Regiment Alumni Band “Give Back” Concert

Alumni of the Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment invite the Bermuda public to join them from 4:00pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015, in Victoria Park, Hamilton, for a Give Back Concert as part of the Bermuda Regiment’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations. Held under the auspices of the Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary [BR50] Committee, the... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Bermuda Regiment divers at the weekend helped safeguard the remaining timbers of Bermuda’s founding ship the Sea Venture. Divers from the Regiment’s Underwater Task Force sandbagged exposed wood at the site of the 1609 wreck, which led to the permanent habitation of Bermuda. A total of 14 Regiment divers worked with custodian of wrecks, Dr Phillipe... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Get New Rifles From UK

Bermuda Regiment Get New Rifles From UK

The Bermuda Regiment has taken delivery of $1.4 million worth of new rifles courtesy of the UK Ministry of Defence, with Commanding Officer Lt/Col Michael Foster-Brown saying they were “at no cost to the Bermuda taxpayer.” “The 400 state-of-the-art rifles, formerly used by the British Army and donated free of charge, are the same SA-80A2... Read more of this article

Soldiers Back Up Police For Non-Mariners Race

Soldiers Back Up Police For Non-Mariners Race

The Boat Troop from the Bermuda Regiment joined forces with Marine Police at the weekend to help keep the annual Non-Mariners’ Race safe. A total of four soldiers from the Regiment’s sea-going specialists backed up police over the holiday weekend, carrying out patrol duties around the Island on Saturday [Aug 1] before the Non-Mariners’ event at... Read more of this article

Lineup For 2015 Bermuda Tattoo Announced

Lineup For 2015 Bermuda Tattoo Announced

The Bermuda Regiment, along with the Governor, the Bermuda Regiment Charitable Trust, and the Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary Committee announced details of the 2015 Bermuda Tattoo, which will take place in Dockyard on October 22 – 24, 2015.The launch coincided with the official start of Tattoo ticket sales and provided further details on the... Read more of this article

Regiment Band To ‘Beat The Retreat’ Tonight

Regiment Band To ‘Beat The Retreat’ Tonight

The Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment will put on its last display of military music of the season tonight [July 22] on Front Street, as the Regiment will make the last of three appearances to Beat the Retreat as part of the Harbour Night celebrations. “And – in line with themed previous appearances – tonight’s performance... Read more of this article

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