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23 New Soldiers Complete First Summer Camp

23 New Soldiers Complete First Summer Camp

A total of 23 new soldiers passed out of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer recruit camp last night. The soldiers were cheered on by friends and family as they marched on to Warwick Camp’s parade ground to be presented with their rank badges – and prizes for the outstanding recruits and instructors. The newest RBR soldiers march on to the... Read more of this article

Regiment Recruits Tackle Assault Course

Regiment Recruits Tackle Assault Course

New recruits to the Royal Bermuda Regiment yesterday [July 8] marked the halfway mark of their basic training with a race around the Warwick Camp assault course. The three sections in the first summer Recruit Camp competed against each other in a daybreak bid to beat the clock. Private Chaiquon Smith, 21, said: “The assault course was a great way... Read more of this article

New Recruits Practice Drill & Weapons Safety

New Recruits Practice Drill & Weapons Safety

The island’s newest soldiers today [July 6] spent the day perfecting their drill and weapons safety. Recruits at the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer Recruit Camp practiced their drill moves and worked with SA-80 rifles in preparation for their visit to the firing range next week. Private Stevontae Somersall, 24, from Pembroke, said: “Drill’s... Read more of this article

Governor Visits New Soldiers At Recruit Camp

Governor Visits New Soldiers At Recruit Camp

The Governor paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer Recruit Camp today. John Rankin, Commander-in-Chief of the RBR, chatted with the service’s newest soldiers, toured the camp and inspected new vehicles brought in to boost the capabilities of the island’s defence force. Mr Rankin said the Regiment had proved its professionalism... Read more of this article

Marshall: ‘Conscription Needed To Be Abolished’

Marshall: ‘Conscription Needed To Be Abolished’

“Conscription finally was abolished bringing to an end a system that had brought immense suffering to an innumerable amount of young men and their parents since 1965,” Larry Marshall Sr said. Mr Marshall’s comments follow after the Defence Amendment Act 2018 — which seeks to abolish conscription — was passed in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

New Soldiers Join First Summer Recruit Camp

New Soldiers Join First Summer Recruit Camp

A total of 24 new recruits yesterday joined up for the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s first summer Recruit Camp. The rookie soldiers will spend the next two weeks learning the basics of military life in preparation for a choice of special roles at the end of their training. Shosun Durham, who comes from a family which has served in the island’s military... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Bill To Abolish Regiment Conscription

MPs Pass Bill To Abolish Regiment Conscription

The Defence Amendment Act 2018 — which seeks to abolish conscription — passed in the House of Assembly last night. In delivering a brief in advance of the debate, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “This Government promised to end conscription in the Royal Bermuda Regiment within its first legislative session. This Bill... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Updates On Regiment Training

Minister Caines Updates On Regiment Training

“Over the past three months, the Royal Bermuda Regiment has engaged in several activities related to local and overseas training, defence engagement, and recruiting,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 15], Minister Caines provided an update on their training, noting that for the first... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2018 Queen’s Birthday Parade

Photos & Video: 2018 Queen’s Birthday Parade

[Updated with photos] The annual Queen’s Birthday Parade is taking place this morning [June 9] on Front Street in Hamilton featuring the pomp and pageantry of the marching units from The Royal Bermuda Regiment, Royal Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda Police Reserves, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, Royal... Read more of this article

Queen’s Birthday Parade Set For This Saturday

Queen’s Birthday Parade Set For This Saturday

The annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place on Saturday morning [June 9] at 10.30am along Front Street in Hamilton. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place Saturday morning [9 June] along Front Street, Hamilton. The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Parade:“The parade gets... Read more of this article

Soldiers Take Part In Nautical Training In Cayman

Soldiers Take Part In Nautical Training In Cayman

Two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have started an intensive nautical skills course in the Cayman Islands run by the Royal Navy. Private Donavin Trott-Burchall and Private Jessica Pimental, both members of the RBR Boat Troop, will spend three weeks with the RN’s International Defence Training Maritime Training Team learning small boat navigation,... Read more of this article

Sgt. Sheldon Fox Undertaking Musicians Course

Sgt. Sheldon Fox Undertaking Musicians Course

Recently, the Naval School of Music [NAVSoM] held its course completion exercises for eight of the finest musicians in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. NAVSoM is the training depot for the service men and women who would serve the US Department of Defence as musicians. As the name suggests, the school is run by the Department of the Navy, however,... Read more of this article

Soldiers Hone Their Skills In One-Week Camp

Soldiers Hone Their Skills In One-Week Camp

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers completed a one week camp at the weekend designed to train troops for emergency roles. Signallers practised setting up a communications network in the wake of a hurricane, while others re-qualified as Special Constables. Members of the Band and Corps of Drums not only worked on their music skills, but completed mandatory... Read more of this article