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Kremlin Files Shed New Light On Sub Disaster

Kremlin Files Shed New Light On Sub Disaster

The air of bleak Cold War irony which attended the incident now seems like something out of a John Le Carre novel. But the events which unfolded in the Atlantic ocean just north of Bermuda over those three days more than 30 years ago were only too real. On October 4, 1986 Ronald Reagan was at Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland. He... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Video: BFRS & RBR On Hurricane Preparedness

Bernews hosted a News & Views panel discussion today [Oct 11], with Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service Divisional Officer Mark Taylor and Royal Bermuda Regiment Major Dwight Robinson discussing various aspects related to preparing for the approach of a hurricane and how their services respond during and after a storm.Strong winds swept across the... Read more of this article

RBR Soldiers Complete Two-Week UK Exercise

RBR Soldiers Complete Two-Week UK Exercise

[Updated with video] More than 100 soldiers returned home at the weekend after a tough two-week exercise in the UK designed to test their public order and internal security skills The Royal Bermuda Regiment troops were based at Lydd training camp in Kent, where they used realistic villages to hone their public order techniques against opposition proved... Read more of this article

New Book Chronicles Island’s Military History

New Book Chronicles Island’s Military History

The latest book by an international authority on military fortifications spotlights Bermuda’s role in the worldwide chain of military outposts which helped to create and sustain the British Empire. Britain’s Island Fortresses: Defence of the Empire 1756–1956 by Bill Clements, a retired Colonel with 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rangers, was... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Continue Training Overseas

Regiment Soldiers Continue Training Overseas

Bermuda’s soldiers today hit hi-tech British Army rifle ranges to hone their marksmanship skills. The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s public order and internal security specialist A Company took advantage of longer ranges and sophisticated moving targets at two army ranges as part of Exercise Active Shield. RBR soldiers hone their marksmanship on the British... Read more of this article

RBR Soldiers Take Part In Large Scale Exercise

RBR Soldiers Take Part In Large Scale Exercise

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers today [Oct 1] took part in a large-scale exercise designed to test their skills in protection of key points and casualty evacuation. The troops tackled armed insurgents, protected a building designated as the seat of government and dealt with angry residents as well as with people seriously injured in a massive gas explosion. They... Read more of this article

Soldiers Pass Public Order & Internal Security

Soldiers Pass Public Order & Internal Security

Island soldiers passed a gruelling test of their public order and internal security skills at the weekend. The Royal Bermuda Regiment troops were put through their paces under the eagle eyes of experts from the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre to achieve the UK military standard base level for platoon crowd control operations. Private... Read more of this article

Bermuda Soldiers Continue Training In UK

Bermuda Soldiers Continue Training In UK

Soldiers on a major training exercise in the UK are backed by a small army of specialist support. Royal Bermuda Regiment Logistics Company troops are working with soldiers from the Regiment’s A Company on the public order and internal security Exercise Active Shield to keep the wheels turning and their colleagues supplied, fed and treated for any... Read more of this article

RBR Trains With Royal Army Veterinary Corps

RBR Trains With Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Bermuda’s soldiers today worked with highly-trained British Army protection dogs as part of a major Royal Bermuda Regiment training exercise in the UK. Troops from the RBR worked with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps’ [RAVC] 1st Military Working Dogs Regiment as they used a purpose-built village at the British Army’s Lydd camp in Kent for public... Read more of this article

RBR Public Order & Security Training Exercise

RBR Public Order & Security Training Exercise

About 100 Bermuda soldiers yesterday [Sept 24] started a major public order and internal security training exercise with a stand-off against rioters played by British Army soldiers. The Royal Bermuda Regiment troops used a specially-designed village at a training ground in Lydd, Kent, to reinforce lessons learned earlier in the classroom. Lance Corporal... Read more of this article

120 Regiment Soldiers Help Hurricane Clean Up

120 Regiment Soldiers Help Hurricane Clean Up

The island’s Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] soldiers stood down yesterday [Sept 21] after a major effort to cope with the damage caused by Hurricane Humberto. Private Ariana Smith, 22, who only joined the Regiment last year, had a baptism of fire on her first hurricane deployment. Private Smith said, “I knew we would be cleaning up, but not much else.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Embodied For Hurricane

Bermuda Regiment Embodied For Hurricane

In preparation for Hurricane Humberto, the Governor has signed an order to embody 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment as of 5pm on Wednesday. “The Governor, His Excellency John Rankin has signed an order to embody 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment as of 1700 [5.00 p.m.] on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in preparation for Hurricane... Read more of this article

Governor Honours Outgoing Honorary Colonel

Governor Honours Outgoing Honorary Colonel

Governor John Rankin has thrown a special reception to honour the decades of service to the island’s military by Royal Bermuda Regiment Honorary Colonel Eugene Raynor. The Government House event was held to mark the retirement of Col Raynor after 20 years as Honorary Colonel and almost 60 years in Bermuda’s armed services. Mr Rankin also used the... Read more of this article