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New RBR Soldiers Finish First Week Of Training

New RBR Soldiers Finish First Week Of Training

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s newest soldiers yesterday [Feb 20] hit the halfway mark in two weeks of training. “The recruits said they had already noticed an increase in their fitness, because of early morning physical training on the parade ground and that they had learned new skills,” a spokesperson said. Private Justus Anderson, 24,... Read more of this article

Sixteen New Regiment Recruits Start Training

Sixteen New Regiment Recruits Start Training

The Royal Bermuda Regiment’s latest soldiers today [Feb 13] started to settle in for two weeks of basic training. The group of sixteen – 14 men and two women – arrived at Warwick Camp and were issued their uniforms and kit. They were also briefed on Covid-19 precautions and the standards of personal appearance they will be expected to maintain. Private... Read more of this article

Soldiers To Help Guard Buckingham Palace

Soldiers To Help Guard Buckingham Palace

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers are to join forces with troops from Gibraltar to help mount a guard at locations including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London – which is believed to be the first time Bermudian soldiers have performed the role. A total of six soldiers from the RBR will fly to London to meet up with the Royal Gibraltar... Read more of this article

Photos: Royal Canadian Navy Vessels Visit

Photos: Royal Canadian Navy Vessels Visit

Two Royal Canadian Navy vessels — the HMCS Goose Bay and the HMCS Moncton — are visiting the island, stopping in St George’s. According to the Canadian Government’s website the HMCS Goose Bay “has taken part in many different taskings: fishery patrols, northern deployments in support of the Canadian Rangers, mine clearance... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Trains With UK Counterpart

Coast Guard Trains With UK Counterpart

UK Coastguard officers have mounted a major training exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard and other emergency services. The exercise was led by Commander Phil Bostock, the HM Coastguard Operational Lead, Overseas Territories Search and Rescue Capability Project. He said: “Bermuda has a very capable Rescue Coordination Centre and well-established... Read more of this article

Last Call For February Regiment Recruit Camp

Last Call For February Regiment Recruit Camp

“A clarion call for the last chance to sign up for an adventure-filled career with the Royal Bermuda Regiment was issued,” a Regiment spokesperson said. Major Duncan Simons, the RBR’s Career Management Officer, said there was still time for people to grab a spot to train for “the best second job in Bermuda” at next month’s Recruit... Read more of this article

Photos: RAF Typhoons Land In Bermuda

Photos: RAF Typhoons Land In Bermuda

Royal Air Force [RAF] typhoons were recently spotted at LF Wade International Airport as they made a landing on the island. The RAF website says, “The Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 is a highly capable and extremely agile fourth-generation multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed for the full spectrum of air operations, including air policing,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Royal Air Force Land In Bermuda

Photos/Video: Royal Air Force Land In Bermuda

A Royal Air Force [RAF] military aircraft was recently spotted at LF Wade International Airport, making a landing in Bermuda under cloudy skies yesterday [Jan 11], with the aircraft still seen on the island as of earlier today. For our past coverage of military aircraft on the island, click here.Related StoriesPhotos & Video: Royal... Read more of this article

RBR Attends Remembrance Day Service

RBR Attends Remembrance Day Service

Bermuda’s soldiers turned out today to honour the island’s war dead, despite Covid-19 precautions that forced a smaller service than usual. Governor Rena Lalgie and Premier David Burt led dignitaries who laid the traditional poppy wreaths at the Cenotaph on Hamilton’s Front Street, which was guarded by a catafalque party from the Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: HMS Jervis Bay Remembrance

Photos & Video: HMS Jervis Bay Remembrance

A ceremony was held this morning [Nov 11] to commemorate the HMS Jervis Bay, with the Bermuda Sea Cadets and dignitaries laying wreaths at the memorial at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton. According to Royalnavalmuseum.org in 1940 the ship, which had left Bermuda, was escorting a 37 merchantmen convoy in the Atlantic Ocean, making its way from Halifax... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Remembrance Day Ceremony

Photos & Video: Remembrance Day Ceremony

[Updated with photos] A Remembrance Day ceremony  — which has been scaled back due to the pandemic -  is scheduled to be held today [Nov 11] to pay 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. The Government previously... Read more of this article

Governor Rena Lalgie Purchases First Poppy

Governor Rena Lalgie Purchases First Poppy

Governor Rena Lalgie purchased the first poppy of 2021 from two of Bermuda’s war veterans, Mrs Isobel Flood and Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett. Government House posted the photo below online, saying, “Her Excellency the Governor was pleased to support the Bermuda Legion’s annual Poppy Day appeal by purchasing the first poppy of 2021 from two of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Regiment Blank Firing Exercise This Weekend

Regiment Blank Firing Exercise This Weekend

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] will carry out a blank firing exercise this weekend. A spokesperson said, “The RBR’s newest soldiers will be out in the field at Hog Bay Park in Sandys on Saturday and Sunday to build on the basic soldiering skills they were taught in this summer’s Recruit Camp. This exercise will involve the... Read more of this article