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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

Photos & Video: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Photos & Video: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport saw extra activity today [Jan 18] when the group of military aircraft that arrived on the island yesterday prepared to take off this afternoon. The 2-minute video replay is below:The aircraft included a Royal Air Force [RAF] A330 Voyager Tanker accompanying four Typhoon fighter jets. A short time after... Read more of this article

RBR Pays Tribute To Corporal Richardo Gibbs

RBR Pays Tribute To Corporal Richardo Gibbs

“He will be a massive loss to all ranks in the Regiment and will be sadly missed.” This was from the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel David Curley, as he paid tribute to 40-year-old Corporal Richardo Gibbs Hill, who died following a motorcycle collision yesterday in Paget.  Lt/Col Curley said, “I knew him... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Military Planes Land In Bermuda

Photos & Video: Military Planes Land In Bermuda

[Updated with photos] This afternoon [Jan 17] aircraft from the Royal Air Force [RAF] landed at LF Wade International Airport. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime you can watch the live video replay below, and view all our coverage of military planes here. The 2-minute live video replay is below:The group of aircraft included... Read more of this article

Major Beasley Appointed Second-In-Command

Major Beasley Appointed Second-In-Command

The Governor, Mr John Rankin, has today announced the appointment of Major Benjamin Beasley [pictured] as the new Second-in-Command of the Royal Bermuda Regiment. Governor Rankin said “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Major Beasley as Second-in-Command of the Royal Bermuda Regiment following the recommendations of the Regiment Promotions... Read more of this article

Minister Provides Update On Bermuda Regiment

Minister Provides Update On Bermuda Regiment

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an update on the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] in the House of Assembly, saying “the RBR has been hard at work, focused on transforming into a modern day organization, fit for purpose in Bermuda.” Minister Caines said, “After consultation with the Ministry of National Security and... Read more of this article

RBR To Launch A Fresh Drive For New Soldiers

RBR To Launch A Fresh Drive For New Soldiers

The Royal Bermuda Regiment is to launch a fresh drive for new soldiers for the second of its new-style Recruit Camps. Volunteers for Recruit Camp Alpha, the first of two next year, have until the end of January next year to sign up for training, which will run from February 17 to March 1. Royal Bermuda Regiment Commanding Officer David Curley said the... Read more of this article

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

As of 1 April 2018, there were 130 British Overseas Territory Citizens serving in the regular trained strength of the British Armed Forces. This was stated in yesterday’s sitting of the British Parliament, when Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie asked the Secretary of State for Defence, “with reference to his news release of 5 November Armed... Read more of this article