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Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor John Rankin visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet with members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment who were embodied during Hurricane Paulette. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor today visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet those members of the Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Help With Hurricane Clean Up

Regiment Soldiers Help With Hurricane Clean Up

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were yesterday out on the roads as part of the recovery effort for Hurricane Paulette. The soldiers fanned out across the island to assess damage, clear roads, and ensure other emergency service and utility workers could travel freely.Captain Kenji Bean, the officer in charge of land operations, said three Immediate... Read more of this article

More Than 80 Regiment Soldiers Ready To Assist

More Than 80 Regiment Soldiers Ready To Assist

The Regiment has mobilised to meet the threat posed by the impending approach of Tropical Storm Paulette, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. More than 80 soldiers, including three Immediate Response Teams, have been called up from Sunday to bolster the response to the storm, the RBR said. RBR Adjutant Major Duncan Simons said: “Our... Read more of this article

New RBR Commanding Officer Outlines Plans

New RBR Commanding Officer Outlines Plans

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s new Commanding Officer today [SUN] outlined his plans for the future shape of the battalion. Lieutenant Colonel Ben Beasley – the youngest CO, but with the most operational and full time service in the RBR’s 55 year history, said he aimed to forge a Regiment that reflected a modern and global facing Bermuda that offered... Read more of this article

RBR Association Launches Scholarship Fund

RBR Association Launches Scholarship Fund

An association set up to promote the welfare of serving and former Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers has launched a scholarship fund, it was announced today. Major Preston Gill, a serving RBR officer and president of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association [RBRA], said an initial $2000 had been allocated for a Bermuda College bursary programme available... Read more of this article

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Yesterday morning [Aug 15] people including Governor John Rankin and Minister of National Security Renee Ming laid wreaths at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds on Front Street to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In an online post, Government House posted the photos below and said, “Yesterday morning the... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Bermuda’s soldiers were on high alert over the Cup Match holiday – on shore and out on the water. Soldiers attached to the Coast Guard joined forces with police to carry out patrols around the island, including the traditional raft-up at Mangrove Bay, the former site of the Non-Mariners’ Race. RBR soldier Private Keeshun Best, 27, said yesterday,... Read more of this article

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

The Bermuda Coast Guard did “over 1,942 hours of engine time” and performed a number of tasks including issuing 69 summons for Covid-19 breaches, arresting 11 individuals for suspicion of operating a vessel under the influence, issuing 73 tickets for marine violations, the search and rescue of a lone kayaker, 9 responses to gang related... Read more of this article

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

The family of Private Ndavyah Williams, who has undergone surgery since being flown to Boston after being struck by a vehicle while manning a checkpoint on June 29, is offering thanks for the support received following the incident. The collision also injured Private Wilkes, resulting in a broken ankle. A member of the family said, “On June 29th at... Read more of this article

Major Ratteray Appointed Second-In-Command

Major Ratteray Appointed Second-In-Command

Governor John Rankin announced the appointment of Major Larenzo Ratteray as the new Second-in-Command of the Royal Bermuda Regiment. A Government spokesperson said, “His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Mr John Rankin CMG, is pleased to announce that Major Larenzo Ratteray has been appointed as the Second-in-Command... Read more of this article

Ben Beasley Sworn In As Commanding Officer

Ben Beasley Sworn In As Commanding Officer

Former Royal Bermuda Regiment Training Officer Ben Beasley yesterday took over command of the island’s military. The new Lieutenant Colonel Beasley was sworn in at a small ceremony at Government House by Governor John Rankin, rather than the normal parade at the RBR’s Warwick Camp because of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Lt Col Beasley, at... Read more of this article

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

The island’s soldiers have notched up their longest continuous period on duty since World War II because of the coronavirus crisis. Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have been embodied for 67 days as part of the fight against Covid-19 – and counting. But some of the RBR’s newest soldiers, who have been based at Warwick Camp for up to a month... Read more of this article

RUBiS Donates 200 $20 Fuel Cards To Regiment

RUBiS Donates 200 $20 Fuel Cards To Regiment

An energy company has stepped up to help Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers stay on the roads. Fuel supplier RUBiS has donated 200 $20 fuel cards to the RBR – enough to give one to every soldier embodied over the Covid-19 crisis. Jermaine Simons, the sales manager at RUBiS and a former RBR Sergeant Major, said: “RUBiS Bermuda is pleased to show our... Read more of this article