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Gibbons Replaces Raynor As Honorary Colonel

Gibbons Replaces Raynor As Honorary Colonel

Governor John Rankin announced that Lt Colonel David Gibbons has been appointed as Honorary Colonel of the Royal Bermuda Regiment in succession to Colonel Eugene Raynor, who is stepping down from the role having served since 1999. The Governor said “I thank Colonel Raynor for his distinguished 20 years’ service as Honorary Colonel to the Regiment.... Read more of this article

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

A joint services marine team rescued six US tourists yesterday after their rental boat capsized in the west end. The Royal Bermuda Regiment and police team on police boat Rescue 2, deployed as part of the marine security element for the traditional Non-Mariners raft up at Mangrove Bay, swung into action after the Boston Whaler, about 13ft long, overturned... Read more of this article

Joint Services Work To Keep Cup Match Safe

Joint Services Work To Keep Cup Match Safe

A team of soldiers joined forces with police officers yesterday [Aug 1] as part of a massive safety and security operation at Cup Match. A total of eight Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were deployed alongside the Bermuda Police Service to patrol St George’s Cricket Club, this year’s host of the annual East v. West cricket match. RBR Commanding... Read more of this article

New Regiment’s Patrol Boat Commissioned

New Regiment’s Patrol Boat Commissioned

The latest addition to the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s Boat Troop fleet was today christened at Warwick Camp. Governor John Rankin and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines were among the VIPs that helped commission 41 Juliet – a 27ft Boston Whaler Guardian class boat – into service. The refitted former Bermuda Police Service vessel will... Read more of this article

CBP Donates Generators To Security Agencies

CBP Donates Generators To Security Agencies

The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton hosted a donation ceremony at the L.F. Wade International Airport on July 25. The Consulate, through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP], presented the Bermuda Police Service, Royal Bermuda Regiment, and the Customs Department with portable gasoline generators to assist with Bermuda’s emergency preparedness... Read more of this article

RBR To Join Forces With Police For Cup Match

RBR To Join Forces With Police For Cup Match

More than 20 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers will team up with police to keep the annual Cup Match holiday safe. The soldiers – all Special Constables – will work on land at hosts St George’s Cricket Club and at sea over the four day holiday weekend which starts next Thursday. RBR Second-in-Command Major Ben Beasley said: “They are being attached... Read more of this article

Minister On Soldiers At Exercise Tradewinds

Minister On Soldiers At Exercise Tradewinds

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an update on Bermuda’s involvement with Exercise Tradewinds in the House of Assembly. Minister Caines said, “Exercise Tradewinds, organized by the US Southern Command of the United States Military, was a joint international disaster relief exercise in the Caribbean. “The 22 countries... Read more of this article

RBR Junior Leaders Mark End Of Annual Camp

RBR Junior Leaders Mark End Of Annual Camp

The island’s youngest soldiers staged a celebration at the weekend to mark the end of their annual training camp. The dozen Junior Leaders, a youth training scheme run by the Royal Bermuda Regiment, spent a week at Watford House in Sandys, where they learnt navigation, fieldcraft, took part in physical training sessions and also enjoyed adventurous... Read more of this article

Minister: War Veterans Pension Benefit Increase

Minister: War Veterans Pension Benefit Increase

Government will increase the Pension Benefit for Bermuda’s war veterans, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly, explaining that “even with the various pulls on the Government purse, the Government is committed to ensuring that our veterans are adequately supported.” Minister Caines said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Clean Up At Historic Estate

Regiment Soldiers Clean Up At Historic Estate

Soldiers reinforced civilian volunteers as part of a drive to clear vegetation at a historic estate now designated as a national park at the weekend. About 20 troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment teamed up with volunteers recruited by the Government’s Mirrors organisation, a personal development programme for young people, and Department of Parks... Read more of this article

Bermuda Earns Plaudits After Caribbean Exercise

Bermuda Earns Plaudits After Caribbean Exercise

Bermuda’s soldiers were singled out for praise at the closing ceremony of a massive international military exercise in the Caribbean at the weekend. Sir Louis Straker, the Acting Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, the host nation for Exercise Tradewinds, said that the RBR had won hearts and minds for their work in renovating and improving... Read more of this article

RBR Plays Vital Role In Tradewinds Exercises

RBR Plays Vital Role In Tradewinds Exercises

Bermuda’s soldiers are playing a vital behind-the-scenes role in a major disaster relief and security exercise in the Caribbean. Royal Bermuda Regiment troops are a major component of the land forces for Exercise Tradewinds in St Vincent & the Grenadines – but senior officers are heavily involved as planners and coordinators of the multi-national... Read more of this article

Regiment Troops Storm A Stronghold In Exercise

Regiment Troops Storm A Stronghold In Exercise

Bermuda soldiers mounted an assault on a “terrorist stronghold” as part of a training exercise in the Caribbean. Royal Bermuda Regiment troops stormed a building occupied by “terrorists and bomb-makers” alongside troops and police from other countries as part of Exercise Tradewinds in St Vincent & the Grenadines. Lance Corporal... Read more of this article