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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

PLP & Govt On Parade Participation Denial

PLP & Govt On Parade Participation Denial

Following a change to the Remembrance Day Parade that saw relatives of deceased veterans prevented from marching on parade, Premier Michael Dunkley it “should never have happened”, and that “Government’s displeasure with this decision has been communicated and that it will not be repeated.” The PLP said they “were surprised,... Read more of this article

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

Photos: 2014 Remembrance Day Parade

The Remembrance Day Parade saw crowds line Front Street on Monday [Nov 11] 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 And Bermuda war veterans, the oldest of whom served in the Second World War, got a standing ovation... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BVRC Hold Remembrance Service

Photos/Video: BVRC Hold Remembrance Service

This morning [Nov 11], people gathered in Victoria Park to hold a short 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].This service is held annually and is organised by the BVRC Association. As in the national ceremony at the... Read more of this article

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

[Written by Larry Burchall] In 1914, the monarchies of Europe stumbled into a war. 100 years ago today, the Great War of 1914 – 1918 had been going on for just over three months. By November 1914, thousands of Indian soldiers had been imported from what was then the Indian Empire but that we know today as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. In... Read more of this article

Photos: MSA Holds Remembrance Day Service

Photos: MSA Holds Remembrance Day Service

Mount Saint Agnes Academy hosted a Remembrance Day service on Monday [Nov 10] with those in attendance including President of the Bermuda War Veteran’s Association Jack Lightbourn and ten visiting British Army soldiers.A school spokesperson said, “This annual prayer service, presided over by Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, reflected beautifully the... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

The Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who fell in the two World Wars will be held tomorrow, Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. A statement from Government said, “His Excellency the Governor, Mr. George Fergusson, and the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley will lead a host of dignitaries who will lay wreaths... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

This morning [Nov 10] Warwick Academy held a special 100 year anniversary Remembrance Day ceremony held outside the main school and wreaths were laid under the stone memorial to the Warwick Academy students who lost their lives and served in the World War 1. The Governor spoke to the students and laid a wreath along with Walter and Bruce Sharpe whose... Read more of this article

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