Tag: Military and Regiment

Regiment Soldiers Complete Weekend Exercise

Regiment Soldiers Complete Weekend Exercise

Around 200 soldiers yesterday [Apr 13] finished a two-day exercise designed to test every unit of the Bermuda Regiment. Soldiers carried out day and night manoeuvres in the east end of the island, culminating in high speed boat assaults on Paget and Cooper’s Islands as part of an exercise dubbed April Advance. Private William Pitt said: “There ain’t... Read more of this article

Regiment To Undertake Exercise This Weekend

Regiment To Undertake Exercise This Weekend

Bermuda’s soldiers will be out in force over the weekend in a major exercise designed to bring the Regiment to peak performance in preparation for its annual overseas camp in Canada. Troops will be deployed all over the east end of the Island by land and sea in an exercise named April Advance. Regiment Adjutant Major Ben Beasley said: “Exercises... Read more of this article

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Documents about a captured submarine that was secretly hidden in Bermuda during WWII were donated to the National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, providing more information about the once secret operation. The Museum is affiliated with the National Security Agency [NSA], and is the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence community. NSA retiree... Read more of this article

Customs To Take Firearm Familiarity Course

Customs To Take Firearm Familiarity Course

Staff from HM Customs will undertake a familiarisation course designed to help spot firearms and their components in a partnership with the Bermuda Regiment. And soldiers will also advise Customs officers on how to make weapons safe and how to deal with ammunition. Regiment Training Officer Major Martin Wyer said, “The Regiment is happy to share its... Read more of this article

Junior Leaders, Regiment Team Up For Exercise

Junior Leaders, Regiment Team Up For Exercise

The school-age branch of the armed services joined up with the Regiment for an exercise based at Ferry Reach in St George’s. The Junior Leaders spent the weekend honing their skills in the field and acting as ‘enemy forces’ as their older counterparts in the Regiment practised their battlefield command skills. They also used the Laser Tag system,... Read more of this article

’9 Colonels’ Reiterate Support For Conscription

’9 Colonels’ Reiterate Support For Conscription

Nine former Regiment Commanding Officers called on both political parties to re-think their commitment to ending conscription, saying to “not to do so would be careless and irresponsible in the context of 21st Century Bermuda.” The group include nine of the eleven living former Commanding Officers: Lt Col Michael Darling, Lt Col CE Raynor,... Read more of this article

National Security And Defence Review Tabled

National Security And Defence Review Tabled

[Updated] Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley tabled the Security and Defence Review Committee’s Report today [Mar 21] in the House of Assembly. The Governor appointed a National Security and Defence Review Committee on 22nd May 2013, with the Committee’s mandate was to undertake a fundamental review of Bermuda’s national security... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall Responds To “The Nine Colonels”

Larry Marshall Responds To “The Nine Colonels”

“To foolishly suggest expanding the current system which adversely affects 300 young men to one which adversely affects 3000 to 4000 goes from the sublime to the ridiculous,” Larry Marshall Sr. of the anti-conscription group Bermudians Against the Draft said in the response to a recent statement from the nine former Commanding Officers of... Read more of this article

Former C/Os: Consider National Service System

Former C/Os: Consider National Service System

A group of nine former Commanding Officers of the Bermuda Regiment released an analysis paper, saying they “strongly recommend that Section 4 of the Defence Act [which demands that the ranks of the Regiment be filled first with volunteers, then by conscription if the number of volunteers is not sufficient] should be left as it is.” “If... Read more of this article

1950s: Submarines ‘Snort’ From Bermuda To UK

1950s: Submarines ‘Snort’ From Bermuda To UK

In what was a ground breaking operation of that era, two submarines traveled from Bermuda the United Kingdom, staying underwater the entire time using a technique Navy personnel refer to as the “snort.” “Snorting” means that the submarine is using a snorkel to to operate submerged while still taking in air from above the surface. The... Read more of this article


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