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Photos & Video: Bermuda ANZAC Day Service

Photos & Video: Bermuda ANZAC Day Service

Members of the Australian and New Zealand community in Bermuda observed their annual day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps [ANZAC] with a Sunrise Service at Fort Hamilton at 6.15am this morning, Monday, April 25th. While this day originally commemorated dawn landings for a wartime campaign in Turkey in 1915, the day now... Read more of this article

Photo & Video Set #2: Remembrance Day Parade

Photo & Video Set #2: Remembrance Day Parade

[Updated with video] Hamilton came to a standstill as the annual Remembrance Day parade marked two minutes’ silence to honour the fallen. Veterans joined serving Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] soldiers and police on parade at the Cenotaph on Front Street today [Nov 11], while hundreds looked on. Allan Kuhn, 94, who served in World War II with the Canadian... Read more of this article

Proclamation: “Freedom Of The City Of Hamilton”

Proclamation: “Freedom Of The City Of Hamilton”

The 2015 Convening of the Legislature Parade will take on a special dimension this year as part of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s 50th anniversary celebrations, with Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling conferring the Honorary Freedom of the City of Hamilton on the Royal Bermuda Regiment. The announcement said, “Parliament will be convened on Friday,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2015 Remembrance Day Parade

Photos & Video: 2015 Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade held today [Nov 11] saw crowds line Front Street to pay their respects to the Bermudians who served in the two World Wars of the 20th century and other conflicts, many of whom did not return home after making the ultimate sacrifice.Between World War One [1914-1918] and World War Two [1939-1945], approximately 600 Bermudians... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BVRC Remembrance Day Service

Photos/Video: BVRC Remembrance Day Service

[Updated with video] People gathered in Victoria Park this morning [Nov 11] to hold a Remembrance Service to honour the men of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps [BVRC], who served and died overseas in World War l [1914 -1918] and World War ll [1939 – 1945]. Victoria Park is home to the bronze granite memorial to the men who died in WWI, and all the... Read more of this article

Recalling The Bermudian Soldier Buried In Italy

Recalling The Bermudian Soldier Buried In Italy

[Written by Larry Burchall] Devonshire man and son of Ms Elvira Baxter of Devonshire, 21-year-old Pte Baxter W C joined the Bermuda Militia Infantry in 1943. With 100 other black Bermudian volunteers he shipped out as part of a battalion of the 1st Caribbean Regiment and was sent to Italy. The unit arrived in Italy around the time of the epic Battle... Read more of this article

MSA Holds Remembrance Day Prayer Service

MSA Holds Remembrance Day Prayer Service

Mount Saint Agnes Academy held their annual Remembrance Day Prayer Service today [Nov 10], as the students paused in honour of those who served in the armed forces. “Mount Saint Agnes Academy would like to thank all who attended our annual Remembrance Day Prayer Service,” a spokesperson said. “The Most Reverend Wieslaw M. Spiewak,... Read more of this article

“The Value Their Service And Sacrifice Means”

“The Value Their Service And Sacrifice Means”

The Progressive Labour Party is paying tribute to veterans ahead of the Remembrance Day holiday, with Shadow Minister of Public Safety Walter Roban saying “each generation of Bermudian must be instilled with an understanding of the value their service and sacrifice.” Mr Roban said, “The PLP wish to pay tribute to all who served in... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Pauses To Reflect On Their Service”

“Bermuda Pauses To Reflect On Their Service”

On Wednesday [Nov 11] Premier Michael Dunkley will join other dignitaries in commemorating those who bravely fought in the two World Wars as dignitaries lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Front Street and also at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds, with the public urged to attend. In advance of the Remembrance Day observations, Premier Dunkley... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Parade Next Wednesday

Remembrance Day Parade Next Wednesday

The public is advised that ‎the Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who fell in the two World Wars and other campaigns of Allied Forces will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The Cabinet Office is also advising that the family members of the ‎veterans ‎are eligible to take part. A spokesperson said, “‎‎To ensure clarity,... Read more of this article

Historical Heartbeats’ WWII Lecture And Tour

Historical Heartbeats’ WWII Lecture And Tour

The Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series is getting set to present ‘World War II: The Bermuda Veterans’ Story,’ including a lecture and tour of Warwick Camp on Sunday, June 7 at 4.00pm with speaker David O’Shea Meyer The event poster says, “Ever wondered what it was like to serve in WWII as a Bermudian soldier? Join us at Warwick... Read more of this article

RAF Exhibition Wins Highly Commended Award

RAF Exhibition Wins Highly Commended Award

The RAF Museum exhibition “Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF” was given a Highly Commended Award in the ‘Best Temporary Exhibition’ category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held recently in London, UK. “Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage” in the RAF tells... Read more of this article

Anzac Day Commemorations Set For Tomorrow

Anzac Day Commemorations Set For Tomorrow

Tomorrow [Apr 25] marks centenary Anzac Day commemorations in Bermuda, with a dawn service on Coral Beach that will take place beginning at 6.15am. In describing the the significance of ANZAC Day, the Australian War Memorial website says, “When war broke out in 1914 Australia had been a federated nation for only 13 years, and the new federal government... Read more of this article