Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps Remember

November 11, 2011

At 9.25am this morning [Nov.11], about 75 people gathered under the Bandstand in Victoria Park to hold a short Remembrance service for those men of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps who served and died in the two World Wars, 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945.

This service is held annually and is organised by the BVRC Association. As in the national ceremony at the Cenotaph on Front Street which will be held later this morning, the Last Post and Reveille are blown by buglers and the traditional Two Minute Silence is observed.

Both buglers this morning are ex-serving members of the Bermuda Regiment; Major Barrett Dill, now in the uniform of the North Village Band; and ex-Corporal Robert Swainson in plainclothes.

For this Remembrance service however, the Association members read out the names of the fifty-eight Bermudians who volunteered for overseas service and who served and died in those two wars.

Members of the BVRC Association were supported by the Bermuda War Veterans Association and the Corporation of Hamilton. All laid commemorative wreaths.

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