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Regiment Help Enforce “Shelter In Place” Rules

Regiment Help Enforce “Shelter In Place” Rules

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed their first weekend since “shelter in place” rules to combat Covid-19 were introduced. The new regime – a 24-hour lockdown except for essential trips – was enforced by RBR manned checkpoints and mobile patrols over the hours of darkness. RBR Commanding Officer Major Ben Beasley said soldiers were... Read more of this article

Regiment Troops Kitted Up For Covid-19

Regiment Troops Kitted Up For Covid-19

Soldiers in the front line of the battle against Covid-19 are equipped to do the job, senior officers said. Major Preston Gill, the RBR coronavirus response commander and planner, added that troops had been ordered to follow strict guidelines and were issued with protective equipment up to the level of risk faced. He said: “Everyone has the right... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Visits Regiment Troops

Governor John Rankin Visits Regiment Troops

Governor John Rankin today [March 30] toured Warwick Camp and talked to the Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers who are some of the people on the front line of the battle against Covid-19. Mr Rankin said: “I was very pleased to visit Warwick Camp to meet the members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment who are doing so much to assist the island at this challenging... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Soldiers Assist With Airport Arrivals

Covid-19: Soldiers Assist With Airport Arrivals

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have mobilised at the airport to help returned residents disembark and transport those who need quarantined outside their homes to special accommodation. Sergeant Giovanni Lema, a member of the RBR’s Motor Transport section, drove one of the buses used to ferry passengers off some of the last planes to arrive... Read more of this article

Royal Bermuda Regiment Association Launched

Royal Bermuda Regiment Association Launched

A new association designed to reunite old friends from the Royal Bermuda Regiment and promote service in the military has been launched. Major Preston Gill, the president of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association [RBRA], said the organisation was designed to promote, foster and maintain the traditions and well-being of the Regiment and its predecessors... Read more of this article

RBR Soldiers Celebrate End Of Recruit Camp

RBR Soldiers Celebrate End Of Recruit Camp

Bermuda’s newest soldiers marked the end of Recruit Camp with a Passing Out Parade in front of their proud families and VIPs. A total of 31 soldiers, plus five Officer Cadets from the new Cayman Islands Regiment, ended their two week stint at Warwick Camp with an awards ceremony. Proud Private Stefan Demello, 30, took the prize for best recruit and... Read more of this article

RBR Medics Working With St John Ambulance

RBR Medics Working With St John Ambulance

Medics from the Royal Bermuda Regiment are on standby to treat any injuries suffered by new soldiers at Recruit Camp. But they are also using some of their time to teach at St. John Ambulance to gain more qualifications as instructors through the medical charity. Lance Corporal Siva Senthanmaraikannan, 35, who qualified as an Emergency Medical Responder... Read more of this article

Regiment Recruits At Home On The Range

Regiment Recruits At Home On The Range

Bermuda’s newest soldiers yesterday [Feb 24] fired their first shots on the Warwick Camp range after a week of intensive classroom rifle training. The Royal Bermuda Regiment recruits used the SA-80 rifles in a live firing exercise under the watchful eye of qualified range supervisors. Private Cush Smith, 20, said he enjoyed the experience and his... Read more of this article

RBR Recruits Celebrate First Week Of Training

RBR Recruits Celebrate First Week Of Training

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s newest soldiers celebrated the halfway mark of two weeks of training at the weekend. Now the troops are preparing for their first day on the firing range today and their first night under canvas at Hog Bay in Sandys on Tuesday. Private Lirico Williams, 22, of Paget, said he welcomed a change to his day-to-day routine in... Read more of this article

Nine Positions Available In New Coast Guard

Nine Positions Available In New Coast Guard

The Royal Bermuda Regiment is on the hunt for new recruits to sign up for the island’s first Coast Guard. A total of nine full-time posts are available – four Boatswain’s Mates, four Marine Enforcement Specialists and one Maritime Unit Commander. RBR Commanding Officer Designate Major Ben Beasley said the new roles underlined the modern Regiment’s... Read more of this article

RBR Recruits Get Their First Lesson With Rifles

RBR Recruits Get Their First Lesson With Rifles

The country’s newest soldiers got their first lesson with the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s SA-80 rifles. Recruit Camp soldiers were introduced to the standard issue weapon in a classroom – with a major emphasis on safety. Instructors explained the workings of the SA-80 and the rigorous safety procedures that need to be learned before they get near... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier & Minister Visit RBR Recruits

Photos: Premier & Minister Visit RBR Recruits

Premier David Burt and the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines visited this year’s newest Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] recruits during the annual camp training yesterday, Thirty-six trainees — including five from the Cayman Island Regiment — are participating in the first of two recruitment camps this year. During yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Over Thirty Regiment Recruits Start Training

Over Thirty Regiment Recruits Start Training

More than 30 soldiers started two weeks of intensive training at the start of their careers as Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers. The island trainees were joined by five Officer Cadets from the new Cayman Regiment, who are in Bermuda to learn as much as possible before they go on to further education at the British Army’s Sandhurst training college... Read more of this article