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Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

Remembrance Day Event Closed To Spectators

This year’s Remembrance Day observance on November 11th will be a “closed event” and there will be no public admission. A Government spokesperson said, “The Cabinet Office today advised that this year’s Remembrance Day observance will be a closed event. There will be no public admission to the Cabinet Office grounds and the following... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin purchased the first Poppy from Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe. Government House posted the photos below on Facebook, saying: “On the morning of Tuesday, 13 October, the Governor welcomed Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe,... Read more of this article

New Soldiers Start Regiment Recruit Camp

New Soldiers Start Regiment Recruit Camp

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s newest soldiers today [Oct 11] began their military careers with the start of Recruit Camp. A total of 36 rookies arrived at Warwick Camp to start two weeks of training designed to prepare them for life as a soldier. Private Tre Jones-Francis, 20, from Smith’s, said: “I joined for a new experience and to make myself... Read more of this article

Seven Spots Available For RBR Recruit Camp

Seven Spots Available For RBR Recruit Camp

A total of seven spots are available for the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s Recruit Camp next month. Major Duncan Simons, the RBR’s Career Management Officer, said there was still time to grab a place to train for “the best second job in Bermuda”. He added that recruit numbers were restricted to 40 because of strict coronavirus safety regulations. Maj.... Read more of this article

Soldiers Mobilize Again For Hurricane Teddy

Soldiers Mobilize Again For Hurricane Teddy

Soldiers from the RBR mobilised for the second time in a week after a double whammy from Hurricanes Paulette and Teddy. More than 75 troops were embodied for Teddy – but senior officers said the storm had caused little damage. Captain Kenji Bean, the officer in charge of the hurricane response teams, said five Immediate Response Teams were on duty,... Read more of this article

Soldiers Welcome Pte Ndavyah Williams Home

Soldiers Welcome Pte Ndavyah Williams Home

A soldier who suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car at a Covid-19 lockdown checkpoint today [Sept 19] returned home to a hero’s welcome. Private Ndavyah Williams exited the airport to find soldiers from his A Company of the Royal Bermuda Regiment lined up at attention on both sides of the road outside. Pte Williams, 26, said: “I didn’t... Read more of this article

Injured Soldier To Return Home Today

Injured Soldier To Return Home Today

A soldier left fighting for his life after he was hit by a car while on Covid-19 checkpoint duty is to return home today [Sept 19] after months of surgery and treatment in a US hospital. Private Ndavyah Williams, 26, who was injured three months ago, said he was looking forward to coming home – and to battling back to full fitness so he can resume... Read more of this article

Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor Visits Bermuda Regiment Soldiers

Governor John Rankin visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet with members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment who were embodied during Hurricane Paulette. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor today visited Warwick Camp and various sites across the island to meet those members of the Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Help With Hurricane Clean Up

Regiment Soldiers Help With Hurricane Clean Up

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were yesterday out on the roads as part of the recovery effort for Hurricane Paulette. The soldiers fanned out across the island to assess damage, clear roads, and ensure other emergency service and utility workers could travel freely.Captain Kenji Bean, the officer in charge of land operations, said three Immediate... Read more of this article

More Than 80 Regiment Soldiers Ready To Assist

More Than 80 Regiment Soldiers Ready To Assist

The Regiment has mobilised to meet the threat posed by the impending approach of Tropical Storm Paulette, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. More than 80 soldiers, including three Immediate Response Teams, have been called up from Sunday to bolster the response to the storm, the RBR said. RBR Adjutant Major Duncan Simons said: “Our... Read more of this article

New RBR Commanding Officer Outlines Plans

New RBR Commanding Officer Outlines Plans

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s new Commanding Officer today [SUN] outlined his plans for the future shape of the battalion. Lieutenant Colonel Ben Beasley – the youngest CO, but with the most operational and full time service in the RBR’s 55 year history, said he aimed to forge a Regiment that reflected a modern and global facing Bermuda that offered... Read more of this article

RBR Association Launches Scholarship Fund

RBR Association Launches Scholarship Fund

An association set up to promote the welfare of serving and former Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers has launched a scholarship fund, it was announced today. Major Preston Gill, a serving RBR officer and president of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Association [RBRA], said an initial $2000 had been allocated for a Bermuda College bursary programme available... Read more of this article

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Yesterday morning [Aug 15] people including Governor John Rankin and Minister of National Security Renee Ming laid wreaths at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds on Front Street to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In an online post, Government House posted the photos below and said, “Yesterday morning the... Read more of this article