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Minister Caines Updates On Regiment Training

Minister Caines Updates On Regiment Training

“Over the past three months, the Royal Bermuda Regiment has engaged in several activities related to local and overseas training, defence engagement, and recruiting,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 15], Minister Caines provided an update on their training, noting that for the first... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2018 Queen’s Birthday Parade

Photos & Video: 2018 Queen’s Birthday Parade

[Updated with photos] The annual Queen’s Birthday Parade is taking place this morning [June 9] on Front Street in Hamilton featuring the pomp and pageantry of the marching units from The Royal Bermuda Regiment, Royal Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda Police Reserves, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, Royal... Read more of this article

Queen’s Birthday Parade Set For This Saturday

Queen’s Birthday Parade Set For This Saturday

The annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place on Saturday morning [June 9] at 10.30am along Front Street in Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place Saturday morning [9 June] along Front Street, Hamilton. The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Parade:“The parade gets... Read more of this article

Soldiers Take Part In Nautical Training In Cayman

Soldiers Take Part In Nautical Training In Cayman

Two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have started an intensive nautical skills course in the Cayman Islands run by the Royal Navy. Private Donavin Trott-Burchall and Private Jessica Pimental, both members of the RBR Boat Troop, will spend three weeks with the RN’s International Defence Training Maritime Training Team learning small boat navigation,... Read more of this article

Sgt. Sheldon Fox Undertaking Musicians Course

Sgt. Sheldon Fox Undertaking Musicians Course

Recently, the Naval School of Music [NAVSoM] held its course completion exercises for eight of the finest musicians in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. NAVSoM is the training depot for the service men and women who would serve the US Department of Defence as musicians. As the name suggests, the school is run by the Department of the Navy, however,... Read more of this article

Soldiers Hone Their Skills In One-Week Camp

Soldiers Hone Their Skills In One-Week Camp

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers completed a one week camp at the weekend designed to train troops for emergency roles. Signallers practised setting up a communications network in the wake of a hurricane, while others re-qualified as Special Constables. Members of the Band and Corps of Drums not only worked on their music skills, but completed mandatory... Read more of this article

Regiment Start One Week On-Island Camp

Regiment Start One Week On-Island Camp

About 100 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have started a one week on-island camp. The troops – from infantry soldiers from A Company, to signallers and bandsmen – will train at Warwick Camp this week instead of the traditional overseas exercise. The soldiers from A Company practiced public order work with the Operational Support Unit [OSU],... Read more of this article

Video: Gun Salute Celebrates New Royal Baby

Video: Gun Salute Celebrates New Royal Baby

This evening, the Royal Bermuda Regiment fired a Gun Salute to commemorate the Royal Birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.The royal baby, who was born yesterday, is fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and two siblings. The newest addition to the royal family is a younger... Read more of this article

Gun Salute To Mark The New Royal Baby

Gun Salute To Mark The New Royal Baby

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has “commanded that a Gun Salute [GS] be fired to commemorate the Royal Birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child,” the Government confirmed this evening. “The salute will take place on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at Albouy’s Point. “The Gun Salute will involve the firing of a single... Read more of this article

Regiment Band Seeks Student Involvement

Regiment Band Seeks Student Involvement

The Royal Bermuda Regiment is inviting young musicians to join the ranks of the Regiment Band and Corps of Drums for the summer. According to Major Dwight Robinson, Director of Music for the Royal Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums, the Royal Bermuda Regiment Summer Employment initiative is an opportunity for students aged 15 to 22 to play alongside... Read more of this article

German Film Crew Visits Warwick Camp

German Film Crew Visits Warwick Camp

A television crew from Germany filmed the island’s defence force going through their paces on Saturday. The team from Franco-German television company ZDF Arte toured Warwick Camp and captured soldiers in action as part of a series they are producing. They were invited by Governor John Rankin, the Commander-in-Chief of the RBR, who was also interviewed... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Responds To ‘Nine Colonels’

Minister Caines Responds To ‘Nine Colonels’

“The ‘Nine Colonels’ view regarding conscription is myopic, and their conclusions are outdated and factually inaccurate,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said this evening. The Minister’s statement follows after group of nine former Commanding Officers of the Royal Bermuda Regiment said the Regiment is “now... Read more of this article

Nine Colonels: ‘Regiment Is Now Under Strength’

Nine Colonels: ‘Regiment Is Now Under Strength’

[Updated] Noting that this year there were 40 volunteers, a group of nine former Commanding Officers of the Royal Bermuda Regiment said the Regiment is “now seriously under strength” adding that they feel the “abolition of conscription in Bermuda will lead to the ultimate demise and disappearance” of the Regiment. On behalf of... Read more of this article