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New Aide-de-Camp To The Governor Assigned

New Aide-de-Camp To The Governor Assigned

A new Aide-de-Camp to the Governor has started his tour of duty at Government House. Lieutenant Alex Gibbs of the Royal Bermuda Regiment took over the role of Governor John Rankin’s right hand man from Captain Paolo Odoli, who is standing down after more than three years in the job. Lt Gibbs, who was commissioned in 2016, said: “It’s a massive... Read more of this article

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

A wreath laying was held at the HMS Jervis Bay memorial in Albuoy’s Point yesterday morning [March 17], with Chris Davison laying the wreath in memory of his father, Thomas Davison, a survivor of the Jervis Bay tragedy of 1940. In attendance were the Bermuda Sea Cadets, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, Canon... Read more of this article

New Regiment Soldiers Celebrate End Of Training

New Regiment Soldiers Celebrate End Of Training

The island’s newest soldiers held their passing out parade at Warwick Camp after two weeks of training. The troops from the first of two Recruit Camp intakes this year were awarded their rank slides and section and individual awards at Warwick Camp as family and friends looked on. Private Alex Godet, 23, who won the top recruit prize, said he thought... Read more of this article

US Navy Helicopter Seen Flying Off The East End

US Navy Helicopter Seen Flying Off The East End

A U.S. Navy helicopter was seen flying off the east end this afternoon [Mar 1] after taking off from the L.F. Wade International Airport. Bernews unofficially understands the helicopter was on its way back to a U.S. Navy ship located off the island, having transported a crew member to the island. Click here to view all of our military aircraft coverage. Related... Read more of this article

New Regiment Soldiers On Last Leg Of Training

New Regiment Soldiers On Last Leg Of Training

The island’s newest soldiers will today [March 1] finish their basic training and celebrate with a passing out parade. The 25 troops in the first of two Recruit Camp intakes this year yesterday learned about the RBR’s internal security role and the requirement to act within the law if called out for public order duties. The recruits earlier spent... Read more of this article

UK Defence Attaché Visits Regiment Soldiers

UK Defence Attaché Visits Regiment Soldiers

The top-ranking UK military officer in the US said the Royal Bermuda Regiment boosted the country’s regional profile and was an invaluable resource for natural disasters at home and abroad. Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Parker, the UK Defence Attaché and Head of the Defence Staff in America, added: “Having the Regiment adds very much to Bermuda’s prestige. “it’s... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

The island’s armed service is better equipped than ever to deal with natural disasters, Governor John Rankin said. Mr Rankin added that the latest recruits to the RBR had joined an organisation that will play an increasingly vital role in humanitarian relief at home and in the wider region. Governor John Rankin and RBR Commanding Officer Lt Col David... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister Visit Island’s Newest Soldiers

Premier & Minister Visit Island’s Newest Soldiers

The Premier and National Security Minister visited the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s latest intake of recruits. Premier David Burt and Minister Wayne Caines toured Warwick Camp and visited the new soldiers as they got to grips with military life on their second day of training. Premier Burt told the troops as he and Minister Caines dropped in on a classroom... Read more of this article

25 New Soldiers Taking Part In Recruit Camp

25 New Soldiers Taking Part In Recruit Camp

The island’s newest soldiers joined up on Sunday [Feb 17] for the first of this year’s two Recruit Camps. A total of 25 men and women were issued their uniforms and kit as they prepare for two weeks of new style basic training in Recruit Camp Alpha. Private Le-Jai Tucker, from Warwick, said he signed up for self-development and to boost his education. First... Read more of this article

Police Bolster RBR & St. John Ambulance Links

Police Bolster RBR & St. John Ambulance Links

On February 2 and 3, the Bermuda Reserve Police hosted their fellow organisations, the Royal Bermuda Regiment and the St. John Ambulance, for a round table discussion on the topics of recruitment and retention.A police spokesperson said, “The discussions presented the three organisations with an open forum to talk about the challenges that they... Read more of this article

Five Complete NAPD Police Divers Course

Five Complete NAPD Police Divers Course

A total of five divers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment and the Bermuda Police Service have completed a week-long evidence recovery and search and rescue course. The group – two police officers and three soldiers – qualified in the National Association of Police Divers [NAPD] course, designed to prepare personnel for work in difficult conditions. Lieutenant... Read more of this article

Regiment Troops On Exercise This Weekend

Regiment Troops On Exercise This Weekend

Soldiers will practice their public order skills this weekend, as Royal Bermuda Regiment troops will be on guard at the Link Bermuda headquarters in Devonshire as part of their training in the protection of vital points around the island. Major Preston Gill, who will command the exercise, said: “Our soldiers continually work on their skills in order... Read more of this article

Corporal Gibbs Laid To Rest With Military Honours

Corporal Gibbs Laid To Rest With Military Honours

The island’s soldiers turned out at the weekend to pay tribute at the funeral of a fellow soldier, with Corporal Richardo Gibbs, who had served in the Royal Bermuda Regiment for more than 20 years, receiving military honours as he was laid to rest. Hundreds packed the New Testament Church of God in Hamilton as the father of three, who died after... Read more of this article