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Regiment Welcome Lt/Col Duncan Simons

Regiment Welcome Lt/Col Duncan Simons

The Royal Bermuda Regiment welcomed its new Commanding Officer after the “sword of command” was officially exchanged. At a formal ceremony under blue skies at Warwick Camp, Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Simons took over the role from Lt Col Ben Beasley. Governor Rena Lalgie acknowledged Lt Col Beasley whose command she said “commenced under unprecedented... Read more of this article

Regiment Exercises Before Hurricane Season

Regiment Exercises Before Hurricane Season

Royal Bermuda Regiment troops recently ensured their readiness for storm-related disaster relief deployment ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts on June 1. A spokesperson said, “Royal Bermuda Regiment troops recently ensured readiness for storm-related disaster relief deployment before the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1. “Exercises... Read more of this article

Major Simons Appointed As Commanding Officer

Major Simons Appointed As Commanding Officer

Governor Rena Lalgie announced that Major Duncan Simons will succeed Lt Col Ben Beasley BEM as Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment on June 1, 2024. Governor Lalgie said, “The Regiment plays a key role in ensuring the safety and security of Bermuda both on land and on water and Major Simons’ experience, gained from within the Regiment... Read more of this article

LCpl Bartrum & Grant Undertake EOD Training

LCpl Bartrum & Grant Undertake EOD Training

Lance Corporal Co-shae Bartrum and Lance Corporal Ashley Grant will “become the first women in the battalion to join a team of soldiers trained in the detection of explosives,” the RBR said. A spokesperson said, “Lance Corporal Co-shae Bartrum and Lance Corporal Ashley Grant are developing skills in Barbados as part of the US Southern... Read more of this article

Photos: 2024 Peppercorn Ceremony

Photos: 2024 Peppercorn Ceremony

The annual Peppercorn Ceremony was held this week in St George’s, continuing a tradition that began some 200 years ago. The RBR Band and Corps of Drums led a Guard of Honour and Colour Party on to King’s Square in the Town of St George for the traditional event. Governor, Rena Lalgie, who is the Regiment’s Commander-in-Chief, paid a visit... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: 2024 Peppercorn Ceremony

One Hour Video: 2024 Peppercorn Ceremony

Continuing a centuries-old tradition, the annual Peppercorn Ceremony is taking place in St. George’s this morning [May 8]. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Related Stories Video: Peppercorn Ceremony In St George’s Video: Peppercorn Ceremony In St. George’s Photos: 2023 Peppercorn... Read more of this article

RBR Training Camp Concludes With Proposal

RBR Training Camp Concludes With Proposal

A two-week training camp for the Royal Bermuda Regiment came to a close with an off-the-battlefield engagement when one member of the battalion proposed to his girlfriend – a fellow soldier – in front of everyone. A spokesperson said, “Troops were gathered for an appreciation and awards ceremony when Corporal Shannon Showers-Cassidy,... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Arrest Of Regiment Member

Police Confirm Arrest Of Regiment Member

The police have confirmed that a 47-year-old male Royal Bermuda Regiment Reservist was arrested at the airport “following the discovery of items liable for seizure inside his luggage.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can confirm the arrest of a Royal Bermuda Regiment Reservist, at the L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Photos: Regiment Annual Camp Final Exercise

Photos: Regiment Annual Camp Final Exercise

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda regiment continued training at Exercise Island Warrior 24, A spokesperson said, “Skills and drills practised by soldiers on Exercise Island Warrior 24 over the past ten days were called upon in a four-day training task set to a storyline that included socioeconomic tensions, gangs and rising crime rates. “In the mock... Read more of this article

Photos: Regiment At Exercise Island Warrior

Photos: Regiment At Exercise Island Warrior

Royal Bermuda Regiment members underwent training at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina. A spokesperson said, “A purpose-built village was the scene of a building-clearance training task that tested skills developed by troops on Exercise Island Warrior 24. “In the scenario, members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment and three... Read more of this article

Photos: Exercise Island Warrior 24 Underway

Photos: Exercise Island Warrior 24 Underway

Soldiers from four British Overseas Territories, including the Royal Bermuda Regiment, gathered in North Carolina for Exercise Island Warrior 24 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. A spokesperson said, “More than 100 soldiers and officers from the RBR are joined at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune by members of the Turks and Caicos Islands Regiment,... Read more of this article

Regiment Prepares For Training In North Carolina

Regiment Prepares For Training In North Carolina

More than 100 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment are preparing to travel to the US this weekend for an intense two-week training exercise. A spokesperson said, “The overseas deployment at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, will allow soldiers and officers to hone skills in larger facilities and more varied environments than... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regiment Train Caribbean Personnel

Bermuda Regiment Train Caribbean Personnel

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment recently shared their expertise in teaching public order techniques with police, prisons and defence personnel from six Caribbean countries. A spokesperson said, “Ten people from Regional Security System member states were selected for the train-the-trainer course in Barbados so that they, in turn, can... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: US & UK Military Aircraft Visit

Photos & Video: US & UK Military Aircraft Visit

Several military aircraft — from both the United States Navy and the Royal Air Force – recently visited the island, touching down at LF Wade International Airport. For our past coverage of military aircraft on the island, click here. Related Stories Photos/Video: Royal Air Force Land In Bermuda Photos... Read more of this article

Photos: Soldiers Complete RBR Recruit Camp

Photos: Soldiers Complete RBR Recruit Camp

Seventeen soldiers completed foundational training at the recent two-week Royal Bermuda Regiment recruit camp. A spokesperson said, “Rookie soldiers experienced physical and mental growth during the latest two-week Royal Bermuda Regiment recruit camp, which ended on Friday. “Two women and 15 men completed the foundational training that introduced... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

The annual Commemorative Service of the death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale [1795 - 1815] was held yesterday [Feb 24] at St Peter’s Church. The event programme noted, “Midshipman Dale is considered to be among the last victims of the War of 1812 and was tragically wounded during an exchange of fire on January 15th 1815, after the... Read more of this article