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Regiment Association Marks First Anniversary

Regiment Association Marks First Anniversary

An association set up to promote the welfare of former and serving soldiers is to celebrate its first anniversary with a recruitment drive. Major Preston Gill, a serving Royal Bermuda Regiment officer and the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association president, said the organisation had attracted about 160 members since is was launched in February last year,... Read more of this article

New Regiment Soldiers Complete Recruit Camp

New Regiment Soldiers Complete Recruit Camp

Bermuda’s newest soldiers finished Recruit Camp at the weekend ready to start the next phase of their careers in the military. Almost 50 recruits completed two weeks of training on Friday and will begin to build on the basics from next week. Private Naphtali Smith, 18, from Pembroke, said: “I’m happy that it’s over – but I’m looking forward... Read more of this article

Regiment ‘Blank Firing’ Exercise Tonight

Regiment ‘Blank Firing’ Exercise Tonight

The Royal Bermuda Regiment has advised that they will be “conducting a blank firing exercise at Hog Bay Park in Sandys” tonight [Feb 27] so “any reports of gunshots this evening can likely be attributed to this exercise.” A spokesperson said, “Please be advised that the Regiment is conducting a blank firing exercise at... Read more of this article

Soldiers Hit The Field For The First Time

Soldiers Hit The Field For The First Time

The newest recruits to the Royal Bermuda Regiment have spent their first nights under canvas as part of their tough two weeks of basic training. The rookie soldiers endured rain and chilly temperatures as they practised their new fieldcraft skills in Exercise First Encounter at Hog Bay Park in Sandys on Monday and Tuesday – and did not let the weather... Read more of this article

Governor, Premier & Minister Visit RBR Camp

Governor, Premier & Minister Visit RBR Camp

The Commander-in Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment today [Feb 23] paid a visit to new recruits on their first field exercise. Governor Rena Lalgie visited about 50 new soldiers as they got to grips with life on manoeuvres at Hog Bay Park in Sandys. Governor Lalgie, who visited Warwick Camp last week, toured the area, watched the troops practise patrol... Read more of this article

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale — the last victim of the War of 1812 — was held this weekend in St George’s. Midshipman Dale, 20, died in Bermuda in February 1815 of wounds received while fighting in the War of 1812. For many years the U.S. Military commemorated Midshipman Dale on the anniversary... Read more of this article

Governor Rena Lalgie Visits Warwick Camp

Governor Rena Lalgie Visits Warwick Camp

The Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Rena Lalgie visited Warwick Camp yesterday [Feb 15] afternoon as the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] began the first of two intensive recruitment camp training programmes for their newest recruits. During the visit, the Governor toured the facility with the Commanding Officer of the Royal... Read more of this article

Photos: Almost 50 New Soldiers Start Training

Photos: Almost 50 New Soldiers Start Training

A total of 48 raw recruits yesterday got their first taste of life in the Royal Bermuda Regiment. The latest recruits arrived at Warwick Camp for the start of two weeks of training designed to give them the basic military skills to build on. The 40 men and eight women started off on the right foot with the issue of boots, uniforms and other equipment... Read more of this article

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

The Royal Bermuda Regiment has celebrated the first anniversary of the Coast Guard with the assumption of operational control over the service. The news meant newly-promoted Captain Jeffrey Patterson has taken command of the unit, set up last February as a joint RBR and Bermuda Police Service operation for a transitional period. Capt. Patterson said:... Read more of this article

RBR Recruitment Camp Deadline On Thursday

RBR Recruitment Camp Deadline On Thursday

The Ministry of National Security is reminding the public that the deadline for applications for the upcoming Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] recruit camp is on Thursday [Feb 4]. A Government spokesperson said, “Recruit training camp takes place February 14 – 27, 2021, and interested persons wishing to serve are encouraged to attend Warwick... Read more of this article

Regiment Currently Accepting Applications

Regiment Currently Accepting Applications

The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] is currently accepting applications for its upcoming recruit camp. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Renee Ming is reminding the community that the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] is currently accepting applications for its upcoming recruit camp. “Recruit training camp... Read more of this article

Regiment To Hold Enlistment Night On Thursday

Regiment To Hold Enlistment Night On Thursday

The Royal Bermuda Regiment will sign up new recruits on Thursday night. Candidates should report to Warwick Camp at 6pm to start the enlistment process. Major Duncan Simons, the RBR’s Career Management Officer, said: “It’s the best second job in Bermuda. “They will be joining an organisation of people who want to challenge themselves and grow... Read more of this article

Two RBR Soldiers Honoured For Courage

Two RBR Soldiers Honoured For Courage

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have been awarded Commander-in-Chief Commendations for bravery. Sergeant Damir Armstrong was honoured for his leadership and swift reaction on the night two soldiers were hit by a car at a Covid-19 curfew vehicle checkpoint, with one suffering almost-fatal injuries. Corporal Nathan Frick of the Royal Bermuda Regiment... Read more of this article