Slideshow: Remembering The BVRC War Vets

November 11, 2013

[Updated with slideshow] 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].

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Victoria Park is home to the bronze granite memorial to the 40 men who died in WWI, and all the names of the men who died in WWI and WWII were read out. 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.

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  1. Our Past says:

    Recruitment into the BVRC was restricted to white males, aged 17 to 50, although the barrier to non-whites was achieved by requiring volunteers to be members of a rifle club. All of the private rifle clubs, at the time, restricted their membership to whites. The terms of service for the Bermudian volunteers were similar to those of Volunteers in Britain. Enlistment was voluntary, and a member could leave the Corps by giving fourteen days notice, except while embodied for active service, or training on a military camp-when he also became subject to Military Law.

  2. remembrance says:

    sad i couldn’t be there for this service… very happy to see it still goes on.

  3. Bermuda.Reader says:

    “Lest We Forget”.
    Thank you, to ALL who served.

  4. Respect says:

    A shame that persons in the crowd at the cenotaph today did not observe the two minute silence..what is more spouted a round of abuse when reminded by several people to show respect…a lack of education on the significance of the day or downright rudeness….????

  5. Voter says:

    Thank you