The BMA and Bermuda Rifles, while officially separate and still racially segregated, steadily became jointly active through training exercises and ceremonial parades. On the 23rd November 1965 the BMA and the Bermuda Rifles were combined to form The Bermuda Regiment. The amalgamated infantry battalion adopted the histories and characteristics of the predecessor units, although disappointingly the units’ well-earned battle honours of the two World Wars were not carried forward to the Colors and Drums of the Regiment.
Her Late Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret, GCVO, Countess of Snowdon, was the Regiment’s first Colonel-in-Chief and presented the Regiment with its first Colors in 1965