Tag: Military and Regiment

“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

Ten Soldiers Trained To Run Shooting Ranges

Ten Soldiers Trained To Run Shooting Ranges

Regiment soldiers have completed a series of tests to qualify them to run shooting ranges, with a total of ten soldiers – from a Captain to a Corporal – put through their paces by expert small arms instructors from the British Army’s Small Arms School Corps [SASC] in a five day course.Major Andy Atkinson, a former Irish Guardsman now attached... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Regiment 50th Anniversary Launch

Photos/Video: Regiment 50th Anniversary Launch

The Bermuda Regiment today [Nov 17] announced the launch of a year-long celebration to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the amalgamation of the Bermuda Militia Artillery [BMA] and Bermuda Rifles to form the Bermuda Regiment in 1965. Governor George Fergusson, who is Commander-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, addressed the crowd assembled at... Read more of this article

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade saw crowds line Front Street on Monday [Nov 11] to pay their respects to the Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice And Bermuda war veterans, the oldest of whom served in the Second World War, got a standing ovation... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

Photos/Video: St George’s Remembrance Event

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s war veterans were honoured with a ceremony in Kings Square, St George’s today [Nov 9], which was followed by a Remembrance Ceremony at St Peter’s Church.Wreaths were laid by dignitaries in attendance including Governor George Fergusson, Premier Michael Dunkley, St George’s Mayor Garth Rothwell, US Consul... Read more of this article

Photos: Governor, Premier Join Poppy Appeal

Photos: Governor, Premier Join Poppy Appeal

Governor George Fergusson and Premier Michael Dunkley yesterday [Nov 5] took to the streets of Hamilton to sell poppies to raise funds for the Island’s military veterans. Mr Fergusson – who did a brisk trade in the iconic red flowers outside HSBC in Reid Street – said he had pitched in to help the appeal every year since he was appointed.Mr... Read more of this article

Royal Air Force Plane Visiting The Island

Royal Air Force Plane Visiting The Island

A Royal Air Force [RAF] military aircraft was yesterday [Nov 2] seen at the LF Wade International Airport in the area known as ‘the finger’. The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III was stationary with steps leading to the aircraft and its engines running.The plane was also seen today flying above Bermuda’s North Shore waters before crossing... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldier Suffers Broken Leg In Collision

Regiment Soldier Suffers Broken Leg In Collision

Bermuda Regiment soldier Che Edmead said that he had no regrets about his hurricane service – despite suffering a broken leg after he was hit by a car. Pte Edmead was injured while directing traffic during the massive clean-up of roads after Hurricane Gonzalo. Pte Edmead said, “It was crazy – my leg is broken. But it’s been a crazy few days... Read more of this article

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

Soldier Struck By Car While Directing Traffic

A 29 year old Bermuda Regiment soldier — who was directing traffic as the road had been reduced to one lane due to debris — was struck by a car yesterday morning in Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:15am on Monday, October 20th first responders attended a reported collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton... Read more of this article


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