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Video: Princess Royal Meets Bermuda Regiment

Video: Princess Royal Meets Bermuda Regiment

The Princess Royal yesterday [June 25] met soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment as she toured the America’s Cup Event Village. The Royal visit came as the Bermuda Regiment’s biggest-ever deployment drew to a close with the final races of the competition. The Princess and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence met troops from the Regiment... Read more of this article

Another Attempt To Remove Old WWII Ordnance

Another Attempt To Remove Old WWII Ordnance

Sea conditions prevented the Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal [JSEOD] team from detonating military ordnance from World War II that was recently discovered in the Chaplin Bay area, however another attempt will be made on Tuesday, 20th June. A police spokesperson said, “Sea conditions on Friday 16th June prevented the Joint Services... Read more of this article

Team To Dispose Of ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

Team To Dispose Of ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal team will conduct an operation off Chaplin Bay tomorrow morning [June 16] to “detonate recently discovered unexploded military ordnance.” A police spokesperson said, “The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal [JSEOD] team, made up of members of the Bermuda Police Service and Royal... Read more of this article

Regiment & Police Take On Water Security Role

Regiment & Police Take On Water Security Role

Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment and officers from the Marine Police are playing a vital role in maritime security at the America’s Cup. Soldiers from Boat Troop, many of them special constables, have joined forces with the Bermuda Police Service’s Marine Unit to patrol the race course and maintain harbour security. Lance Corporal Raymond... Read more of this article

Joint Effort For America’s Cup Security Team

Joint Effort For America’s Cup Security Team

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment and officers from the Bermuda Police Service are at the heart of a massive security operation designed to keep the America’s Cup event safe. The Regiment has joined forces with event organisers and island emergency services in a joint effort to safeguard the competition. Rob Walley, coordinator at the Joint... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Working At America’s Cup

Regiment Soldiers Working At America’s Cup

Specially trained soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment were out in force for the opening day of the America’s Cup on land and on the water. Troops performed security checks on visitors at Cross Island and patrolled the waters around the venue with the Bermuda Police Service marine police. The Regiment also provided divers for sub-sea security... Read more of this article

RFA Wave Knight Ship Arrives In Bermuda

RFA Wave Knight Ship Arrives In Bermuda

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Wave Knight arrived today [May 25] as “part of UK’s support towards Bermuda’s preparations for the Americas Cup.” A spokesperson said, “RFA Wave Knight is on deployment to the region as part of her Atlantic Patrol Tasking [North] duties, a year round commitment to the UK’s Caribbean overseas... Read more of this article

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

Rifle & Drill Team Set For Bermuda Day Parade

A ladies’ drill and rifle team set up with help from the Royal Bermuda Regiment is set to shine in Wednesday’s Bermuda Day parade. The Bermuda Rifle and Drill Team is set to field its biggest-ever contingent of 37 – with junior members marching alongside adults for the first time. RBR Sergeant Debbie Symons, who founded the group four years... Read more of this article

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

St. George’s played host to a visiting French Navy vessel recently with the 54.8 metre ship berthing at Penno’s Wharf and Bermuda High School for Girls students taking the opportunity to be guided on a tour of the vessel. According to their website, the “La Capricieuse is the 3rd unit of the series of ten patrollers of the Navy type... Read more of this article

25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’

25 Soldiers Sworn In As ‘Special Constables’

A total of 25 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were sworn in as Special Constables, and will be deployed as part of the joint security effort alongside police officers for the upcoming America’s Cup. The troops, from the RBR’s Operational Support Unit [OSU], the Regiment public order specialists, took the oath of constable at the Bermuda Police headquarters,... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Help With Fort Clean-Up

Regiment Soldiers Help With Fort Clean-Up

Full-time staff from the Royal Bermuda Regiment helped with a chainsaw clear-up of trees in a historic fort. A group from the RBR signed up as part of the drive to restore Fort Cunningham on Paget Island off St George’s. RBR Training Officer Major Beasley said: “We were delighted to help. The modern Regiment is a versatile, well-equipped organisation... Read more of this article

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

At the weekend, Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers joined forces with police officers to boost their public order capabilities, with more than 40 soldiers and police officers spending two days honing skills regularly practised to ensure the two forces can work together well. Lieutenant Andrew Burnett-Herkes, from the RBR Operational Support Unit [OSU]... Read more of this article

Major Emergency Exercise Held In Dockyard

Major Emergency Exercise Held In Dockyard

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the weekend joined forces with other emergency services for a major disaster exercise in the run-up to the America’s Cup. More than 250 personnel took part in a Dockyard disaster simulation designed to test the island’s responses to a major incident. Participants in the exercise, which saw mass ‘casualties’... Read more of this article