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Video: BNV With Private Ndavyah Williams

Video: BNV With Private Ndavyah Williams

Private Ndavyah Williams – the soldier who was injured during a Covid-19 checkpoint – is joining Bernews this afternoon [Dec 3] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. Related StoriesSoldiers Welcome Pte Ndavyah Williams Home Injured Soldier To Return Home Today Injured Soldier’s... Read more of this article

Tucker & Fox Complete Training At Sandhurst

Tucker & Fox Complete Training At Sandhurst

The island’s first woman Royal Bermuda Regiment officer in three decades is one of two soldiers to complete the training course at the British Military Academy Sandhurst. Former Corporal LeeAnn Tucker, 29, and ex-Colour Sergeant Sheldon Fox returned to the island on Tuesday after eight gruelling weeks on the mix of classroom and field exercises designed... Read more of this article

Regiment Guard For Remembrance Day

Regiment Guard For Remembrance Day

The traditional Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph went ahead today [Nov 11] and while the commemoration was scaled down as a precaution against the coronavirus, the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s modern soldiers were still on parade to honour the memory of their predecessors. The RBR supplied a catafalque party – a four-strong guard around the... Read more of this article

Column: Let Peace Begin With You And I

Column: Let Peace Begin With You And I

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] November 11th, Armistice Day marked the end of World War I in 1918, a return to peace after unprecedented devastation. That war – mainly in Europe – was known as “the war to end all wars.” That hope was set aside when within two subsequent decades, World War II began in Europe with the Nazi war... Read more of this article

Photos: 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony

Photos: 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony

The 2020 Remembrance Day observance was held today [Nov 11] with dignitaries laying wreaths to pay respects to the many Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other international conflicts.Due to the pandemic, the event did not include the normal parade, however there was a ceremony, with music provided by the Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video & Live Updates: Remembrance Day

Video & Live Updates: Remembrance Day

[Updated] The Remembrance Day event is scheduled to be held today [Nov 11] to pay respects to the Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice. The live video has concluded and the replay is belowThe Government previously said that invited... Read more of this article

Tour Of Warwick Camp Available On Sunday

Tour Of Warwick Camp Available On Sunday

A conducted tour of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s headquarters at Warwick Camp is on offer on Sunday [Nov 1] so veterans and would-be soldiers can see how the modern soldier lives and works. Peter Aldrich, the vice-president of Royal Bermuda Regiment Association, said the tour was part of a series of events in the run up to Remembrance Day on November... Read more of this article

New Soldiers Graduate From Recruit Camp

New Soldiers Graduate From Recruit Camp

The island’s newest soldiers today [Oct 23] completed the first step of their military careers as they finished two weeks of training. However the occasion was not marked by the normal parade in front of family and friends, as well as dignitaries, because of Covid-19 regulations in force for Recruit Camp. The 30-plus soldiers instead were addressed... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

This year’s Remembrance Day observance on November 11th will be a “closed event” and there will be no public admission. A Government spokesperson said, “The Cabinet Office today advised that this year’s Remembrance Day observance will be a closed event. There will be no public admission to the Cabinet Office grounds and the following... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin purchased the first Poppy from Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe. Government House posted the photos below on Facebook, saying: “On the morning of Tuesday, 13 October, the Governor welcomed Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe,... Read more of this article

New Soldiers Start Regiment Recruit Camp

New Soldiers Start Regiment Recruit Camp

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s newest soldiers today [Oct 11] began their military careers with the start of Recruit Camp. A total of 36 rookies arrived at Warwick Camp to start two weeks of training designed to prepare them for life as a soldier. Private Tre Jones-Francis, 20, from Smith’s, said: “I joined for a new experience and to make myself... Read more of this article

Seven Spots Available For RBR Recruit Camp

Seven Spots Available For RBR Recruit Camp

A total of seven spots are available for the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s Recruit Camp next month. Major Duncan Simons, the RBR’s Career Management Officer, said there was still time to grab a place to train for “the best second job in Bermuda”. He added that recruit numbers were restricted to 40 because of strict coronavirus safety regulations. Maj.... Read more of this article

Soldiers Mobilize Again For Hurricane Teddy

Soldiers Mobilize Again For Hurricane Teddy

Soldiers from the RBR mobilised for the second time in a week after a double whammy from Hurricanes Paulette and Teddy. More than 75 troops were embodied for Teddy – but senior officers said the storm had caused little damage. Captain Kenji Bean, the officer in charge of the hurricane response teams, said five Immediate Response Teams were on duty,... Read more of this article