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Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members marching alongside adults for the first time. RBR Sergeant Debbie Symons, who founded the group four years... Read more of this article

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

St. George’s played host to a visiting French Navy vessel recently with the 54.8 metre ship berthing at Penno’s Wharf and Bermuda High School for Girls students taking the opportunity to be guided on a tour of the vessel. According to their website, the “La Capricieuse is the 3rd unit of the series of ten patrollers of the Navy type... Read more of this article

25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’

25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’

A total of 25 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were sworn in as Special Constables, and will be deployed as part of the joint security effort alongside police officers for the upcoming America’s Cup. The troops, from the RBR’s Operational Support Unit [OSU], the Regiment public order specialists, took the oath of constable at the Bermuda Police headquarters,... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Help With Fort Clean-Up

Regiment Soldiers Help With Fort Clean-Up

Full-time staff from the Royal Bermuda Regiment helped with a chainsaw clear-up of trees in a historic fort. A group from the RBR signed up as part of the drive to restore Fort Cunningham on Paget Island off St George’s. RBR Training Officer Major Beasley said: “We were delighted to help. The modern Regiment is a versatile, well-equipped organisation... Read more of this article

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

At the weekend, Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers joined forces with police officers to boost their public order capabilities, with more than 40 soldiers and police officers spending two days honing skills regularly practised to ensure the two forces can work together well. Lieutenant Andrew Burnett-Herkes, from the RBR Operational Support Unit [OSU]... Read more of this article

Major Emergency Exercise Held In Dockyard

Major Emergency Exercise Held In Dockyard

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the weekend joined forces with other emergency services for a major disaster exercise in the run-up to the America’s Cup. More than 250 personnel took part in a Dockyard disaster simulation designed to test the island’s responses to a major incident. Participants in the exercise, which saw mass ‘casualties’... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

A total of six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a diving course run by a top US police diving school. Now the six, who all previously had rescue diver certification, are operational support divers, trained in sub-sea bomb detection, evidence recovery and body recovery after completing the course requirements of the US-based National Academy... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Ready For AC35 Security Role

Regiment Soldiers Ready For AC35 Security Role

Around 75 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment yesterday qualified for search and security duties for the upcoming America’s Cup. The soldiers spent an entire weekend training in search techniques for people and vehicles, as well as undergoing lessons in how to spot potential dangers and illegal goods. The exercise culminated with a search of... Read more of this article

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale was held in St George’s, with people coming out to pay tribute to the last victim of the War of 1812. With piper Joel Cassidy and drummer Peter Profit, the TS Admiral Somers Sea Cadets led the way to St Peter’s Churchyard for a commemorative service conducted by Canon W.... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Train For America’s Cup Role

Regiment Soldiers Train For America’s Cup Role

A total of 16 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have completed a four-day course in security and search techniques in the run-up to the America’s Cup. Now the group will use “skills learned from airport and ports security expert John Pears to train other soldiers to keep the Cup a safe and enjoyable experience,” the RBR said. “And... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Welcomes Royal Navy Captain

Premier Dunkley Welcomes Royal Navy Captain

Earlier this week, Premier Michael Dunkley welcomed Commanding Officer Captain Nigel Budd of the Royal Naval support ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary [RFA] Wave Knight to the Cabinet Office. The RFA Wave Knight is currently in Bermuda for a visit, having arrived on Tuesday [Feb. 14]. Premier Dunkley and Captain Nigel Budd“During their cordial meeting... Read more of this article

RFA Wave Knight Arrives In Bermuda For Visit

RFA Wave Knight Arrives In Bermuda For Visit

The Royal Naval support ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight arrived in Bermuda on February 14th for a four day visit. RFA Wave Knight is on deployment to the region as part of her Atlantic Patrol Tasking [North] duties, a year round commitment to the UK’s Caribbean overseas territories and Bermuda, wider regional humanitarian aid and disaster relief... Read more of this article

U.S. Military To Give Four Vehicles To Regiment

U.S. Military To Give Four Vehicles To Regiment

The United States military will hand over three refurbished vans and a truck to the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] next week. The vehicles, three Toyota vans and an Isuzu truck, were formerly based at a U.S. Navy base in Japan and gifted to the RBR by the U.S. Northern Command [NORTHCOM]. They traveled thousands of miles to Georgia for a makeover before... Read more of this article